Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 353

Climate Change

The Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011


6th October 2011

Coming into force

7th October 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009(1).

In accordance with section 96(4)(2) of that Act, a draft of this instrument has been laid before and approved by resolution of the Scottish Parliament.

Before the draft was so laid, the Scottish Ministers requested and had regard to the advice of the relevant body(3) in accordance with section 5(1) and had regard to the matters in section 4(4) of that Act.

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Climate Change (Annual Targets) (Scotland) Order 2011 and comes into force on the day after the day it is made.

Annual targets for the period 2023-2027

2.  The annual targets expressed in tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent(4) for the period 2023-2027 are as follows—

(a)the annual target for 2023 is 37,161,000;

(b)the annual target for 2024 is 35,787,000;

(c)the annual target for 2025 is 34,117,000;

(d)the annual target for 2026 is 32,446,000;

(e)the annual target for 2027 is 30,777,000.


Authorised to sign by the Scottish Ministers

St Andrew’s House,


6th October 2011


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order implements the requirement imposed by section 4 of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (“the 2009 Act”) for the Scottish Ministers to make an order setting annual targets for the maximum amount of the net Scottish emissions account for each year in the period 2023-2027.

The Scottish Ministers requested advice from the relevant body (the UK Committee on Climate Change (UKCCC)) as required by section 5(1) of the 2009 Act. The UKCCC advice is set out in two letters dated 1st July 2011 and 1st August 2011, and available at http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Environment/climatechange/what-is/expertadvice/advisorybody.

Article 2 of the Order sets the annual target for each year for the period 2023-2027.

A Regulatory Impact Assessment has not been produced in relation to this Order as it has no direct impact on businesses, charities or the voluntary sector.


Section 96 has been modified by the Interpretation and Legislative Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, (asp 10) schedule 4, paragraph 3.


In terms of section 5(7)(a) and (8) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 the relevant body is the UK Committee on Climate Change.


A “tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent” is defined in section 18(2) of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.