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Climate Change Bill - Consultation Paper

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateJune 30, 2017


ISBN 978 1 78851 077 6 (Web only publication)
PPDAS 265707

This document is also available in pdf format (473KB)
The Respondent Information Form is available in MS Word format (141KB)


Ministerial Foreword

Section 1: A new Climate Change Bill
An evidence led approach
The scope of this consultation

Section 2: Proposals on updating target ambition
A more ambitious 2050 target
A future target for net-zero emissions
A complete set of interim targets
Consistent annual targets

Section 3: Actual Emissions
Targets based on actual Scottish emissions

Section 4: Reviewing Targets and Reporting on Policies and Proposals
A flexible and responsive target framework
Future Climate Change Plans

Section 5: Assessing the wider impacts of the proposals
Assessing impacts on people
Assessing impacts on businesses and regulation
Assessing impacts on the environment

Section 6: Other issues

Annex A: The EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS)

Annex B: Summary of consultation questions

Annex C: Responding to this consultation

Respondent Information Form