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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Scottish Climate Change Bill: Consultation Proposals: Environmental Report

Published: 4 Dec 2008
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
97807559

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Scottish Climate Change Bill: Consultation Proposals: Final Environmental Report (Post-Consultation Issue) November 2008

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Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Scottish Climate Change Bill: Consultation Proposals: Environmental Report
Contents

271 page PDF

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Scottish Government Climate Change and Water Industry Directorate
In association with AEA Technology
Final Environmental Report (Post-Consultation Issue) November 2008
ISBN 978 0 7559 6971 5 (Web only publication)
This document is also available in pdf format (1.9mb)

Contents

Note on Post Consultation Re-Issue of this Environmental Report

List of Acronyms

Limitations

1. Introduction
1.1 Background
1.2 The Scottish Climate Change Bill ( SCCB)
1.3 Key Facts Relating to the SCCB Consultation Proposals SEA
1.4 The SEA Process

2. SEA Methodology
2.1 Statutory Requirements
2.2 Stages A & B: Screening and Scoping
2.3 Stage C: Environmental Report
2.4 Stage D: Adoption
2.5 Stage E: Monitoring
2.6 Limitations and Assumptions

3. Policy Drivers and Context for the SCCB
3.1 Background
3.2 Kyoto Protocol and EU Drivers
3.3 UK Climate Change Bill
3.4 Changing Our Ways: Scotland's Climate Change Programme (2006)
3.5 Key Scottish Strategies and SEAs
3.6 Comment on Extended PPP/ PPS Review

4. Key Environmental Issues
4.1 Background
4.2 Climatic Factors
4.3 Key Issues for Scotland

5. Assessment of SCCB Proposals
5.1 Assessment Stages
5.2 Stage 1 - Modified E-tests
5.3 E-test Summary Results
5.4 Stage 2 - Assessment of Potential GHG Reductions
5.5 Stage 3 - Preliminary Options Assessment
5.6 Stage 4 - Preferred Options Assessments
5.7 Detailed Assessment Matrices
5.8 Preferred Options Assessments

6. Anticipated Significant Effects
6.1 Significant Effects by SEA Topic

7. Recommendations for Mitigation and Enhancement
7.1 Maximising Environmental Gain in the SCCB
7.2 Mitigation and Enhancement by SEA Topic

8. SEA Monitoring Framework
8.1 SEA Indicators and Monitoring

9. Next Steps in the process
9.1 Consultation Period and Responses
9.2 Responding to the Consultation

Appendices
Appendix A: Scoping Report Consultation Responses
Appendix B: Full PPS/ PPP Review
Appendix C: Environmental Baseline Details
Appendix D: Modified Sectoral E-tests
Appendix E: Preliminary Options Assessment
Appendix F: Detailed Assessment Matrices (Preliminary Options)
Appendix G: Detailed Assessment Matrices (Preferred Options)
Appendix H: Post-Consultation Re-Issue Additional Appendix - Environmental Report Consultation Comments and Responses
Appendix I: Post-Consultation Re-Issue Additional Appendix - Addition of Muirburn Proposals - Post Consultation Assessments

List of Tables
Table 1.1 Key Facts
Table 1.2 Integration of the SEA process with the Bill preparation process
Table 2.1 SEA Process - Limitations and Assumptions
Table 3.1 EUETS Eligible Activities
Table 4.1 Key Environmental & Climate Issues
Table 5.1 Example Modified E-test Worksheet
Table 5.2 Key Climate Issues and Potential Emissions Reduction Effects
Table 5.3 SCCB Draft Proposal Options Assessment
Table 5.4 Overview of SCCB Draft Options Assessment Methods
Table 5.5 Significance Matrix
Table 6.1 Potential Significant Effects of the SCCB Proposals (and Emissions Reduction Measures)
Table 8.1 Potential Indicators and Data Sources

List of Figures
Figure 3.1 Light Bulb Energy Use and Upstream Energy Requirements
Figure 4.1 Variations of Earth's Surface Temperature: Year 1000-2100