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UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Act 2021

Section 45 - Meaning of “environmental protection”, “environmental harm” and “the environment”

168.Section 45 provides meanings for “environmental protection” at subsection (1), “environmental harm” at subsection (2) and “the environment” at subsection (3). Subsection (4) defines “human activities” for the purposes of the definition of environmental protection. These definitions are more developed than is generally the case in legislation that uses these terms, and are primarily required to ensure that there is clarity about the scope of the law that is within the purview of Environmental Standards Scotland.

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