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Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 25: Setting of carbon budgets: principles

This section places a duty on the Department to set specified carbon budgets at a level consistent with meeting the emissions targets set out in sections 1, 3 and 4 for 2050, 2040 and 2030. This reflects the fundamental purpose of carbon budgets which is to act as a mechanism for limiting emissions over shorter periods in order to achieve longer term emission reduction targets.

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