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Climate Change (Emissions Reduction Targets) (Scotland) Act 2019

Section 20 – Report on proposals and policies where emissions reduction targets not met

103.Section 20 amends section 36 of the 2009 Act (reports on proposals and policies where annual targets not met). Subsection (1) provides that section 36 applies if the Scottish Ministers lay a report under section 33 which states that an emissions reduction target has not been met. Subsection (2) provides that Scottish Ministers must lay a report before the Scottish Parliament as soon as reasonably practicable after the report referred to in subsection (1) setting out proposals and policies to compensate in future years for the excess emissions.

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