Search Legislation

Climate Change Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Section 58: Advice about proposed regulations relating to budgets

This section sets out how the Committee on Climate Change must respond to requests under section 56 for advice on proposed regulations which will set or amend carbon budgets.

Subsection (2) requires the Committee to advise on the levels at which carbon budgets should be set and on the extent to which budgets should be met by reducing the amount of net Northern Ireland emissions, or by the use of carbon units credited to the net Northern Ireland emissions account.

The Committee must advise on the respective contributions towards meeting carbon budgets that should be made by sectors of the Northern Ireland economy covered by trading schemes (taken as a whole) and by other sectors not covered (taken as a whole). The Committee is also required to advise on sectors of the Northern Ireland economy in which there are particular opportunities for contributions to be made towards meeting carbon budgets through reductions in emissions of greenhouse gases.

Back to top


Print Options


Explanatory Notes

Text created by the Northern Ireland Assembly department responsible for the subject matter of the Act to explain what the Act sets out to achieve and to make the Act accessible to readers who are not legally qualified. Explanatory Notes accompany all Acts of the Northern Ireland Assembly.


More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources