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

Section 27 – Impact of infrastructure investment on emissions

130.Section 27 inserts a new section 94A (impact of infrastructure investment on emissions) into the 2009 Act. The following paragraphs refer to the subsections of new section 94A, which apply where the Scottish Ministers publish an infrastructure investment plan.

131.Subsection (2) imposes a new duty to publish an assessment of the extent to which investment in accordance with the infrastructure investment plan is expected to contribute to the meeting of the emissions reduction targets.

132.Subsection (3) provides that the assessment may be set out either in the infrastructure investment plan itself or in a separate document. If the latter, the assessment must be published at the same time as, or as soon as reasonably practicable after, the infrastructure investment plan is published.

133.Subsection (4) defines an infrastructure investment plan for this purpose as meaning a plan prepared by the Scottish Ministers setting out their priorities for investing in, and strategy for the development of, public infrastructure.

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