07 Strategic Environmental Assessment
7.1 The Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005 ensures that all public plans, programmes and strategies (including policies) that are likely to result in significant environmental effects, are properly assessed for their impact on the environment. Those public plans, programmes and strategies that are likely to result in significant environmental effects against climatic factors must outline within a mandatory public consultation, measures envisaged to prevent, reduce and as fully as possible offset any significant adverse effects. A Strategic Environmental Assessment ( SEA) has been conducted on the proposals for a Scottish Climate Change Bill. The SEA Environmental Report is available from http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2008/02/08142328/0. This Environmental Report also covers the proposals in this consultation.