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Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 57: Advice about proposed regulations relating to targets

This section sets out how the Committee on Climate Change must respond to requests under section 56 for advice on proposed regulations which will amend emission reduction targets (either to specify a different year in respect of a target or to specify a different target for a year).

Subsection (2) requires that in relation to proposed regulations changing the year for a particular emissions target, the Committee’s advice must include its opinion on whether the year proposed is the earliest year for which the target could be achieved and, if not, what the earliest year for the target to be achieved would be.

Subsection (3) requires that, where the Department is proposing to specify a different percentage for a particular emissions target year, the Committee must advise whether the percentage proposed is the highest percentage achievable for that year and, if not, what the highest percentage achievable would be. The Committee must also have regard to the matters specified in subsection (4) when giving such advice.

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