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

Section 26 – Sustainable development

129.Section 92(1) of the 2009 Act requires the Scottish Ministers and any advisory body (should one be designated, by order, under section 24(1) of the 2009 Act) to take into account, in exercising functions conferred on them by virtue of the 2009 Act, the need to do so in a way that contributes to the achievement of sustainable development. Section 26 amends section 92(1) to include the achievement of the United Nations sustainable development goals (as defined in section 98(1) of the 2009 Act (as amended by section 28(11) of the Act)).

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