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Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 (2009 Asp 12).

Type of law

The aim of this Act is to establish a framework to increase efforts at reducing Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas emissions in Scotland. The Act creates compulsory climate change targets to reduce Scotland s greenhouse gas emissions.
The Act sets annual, interim and long-term targets to reduce Scotland s emissions of Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gases by at least 80 percent by the year 2050. The Scottish Ministers may establish a Scottish Committee on Climate Change or designate an existing body to exercise advisory functions. The Act creates duties for the Scottish Ministers and public bodies and also concerns energy efficiency measures.
Long title of text
An Act of the Scottish Parliament to set a target for the year 2050, an interim target for the year 2020, and to provide for annual targets, for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions; to provide about the giving of advice to the Scottish Ministers relating to climate change; to confer power on Ministers to impose climate change duties on public bodies; to make further provision about mitigation of and adaptation to climate change; to make provision about energy efficiency, including provision enabling council tax discounts; to make provision about the reduction and recycling of waste; and for connected purposes.
Date of text
Entry into force notes
This Act (other than this section and sections 27 to 32, 56, 70 and 96) comes into force on such day (in the case of sections 44 to 52, being no later than 18 months after the day on which the Bill for this Act receives Royal Assent) as the Scottish Ministers may, by order, appoint.
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