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Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 40: Proposals and policies where carbon budget not met

This section applies where a final statement has been laid in the Assembly in respect of a budgetary period and the net Northern Ireland emissions account for the period exceeds the carbon budget. It requires the Department, within 3 months of laying the final statement, to lay a further report in the Assembly setting out the proposals and policies in subsequent budgetary periods to compensate for the excess emissions.

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