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Draft Order laid before Parliament under sections 2(6) and 91(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008, for approval by resolution of each House of Parliament.

Draft Statutory Instruments

2019 No.

Climate Change

The Climate Change Act 2008 (2050 Target Amendment) Order 2019



Coming into force in accordance with article 1

A draft of this instrument was laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament, in accordance with sections 2(6) and 91(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008 (“the Act”)(1).

Before the draft was laid, the Secretary of State—

(a)obtained and took into account the advice of the Committee on Climate Change, in accordance with section 3(1)(a) of the Act; and

(b)took into account representations made by the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland in accordance with section 3(1)(b) of the Act(2),

The Secretary of State considers that since the Act was passed, there have been significant developments in scientific knowledge about climate change that make it appropriate to amend the percentage specified in section 1(1) of the Act.

Accordingly, the Secretary of State, in exercise of the power conferred by section 2(1)(a) of the Act, makes the following Order:


see sections 95 and 96 of the Act for definitions of “national authority” and “relevant Northern Ireland Department”.