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Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 44: Progress reports after statement about each budgetary period

This section places a duty on the Committee on Climate Change to provide the Department with a report on the meeting (or otherwise) of a carbon budget. This should be provided within 6 months of the Department laying its final statement for a budgetary period under section 39. The report must set out the Committee’s views on the way in which the carbon budget was or was not met, actions taken by the Northern Ireland departments to reduce net Northern Ireland emissions of greenhouse gases during the period, progress that has been made towards meeting the emissions targets and carbon budgets set under the Act, whether those targets and budgets are likely to be met and any further measures that are needed to meet those targets and budgets.

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