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Publication - Consultation Paper

Climate Change Bill: consultation

Published: 30 Jun 2017
Part of:
Environment and climate change
ISBN:
9781788510776

Consultation on a new Climate Change Bill to amend parts of the 2009 Act relating to emission reduction targets and reporting duties.

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Contents
Climate Change Bill: consultation
Footnotes

34 page PDF

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Footnotes

1. http://unfccc.int/paris_agreement/items/9485.php

2. https://www.theccc.org.uk/

3. https://www.theccc.org.uk/2017/03/09/responses-to-scottish-climate-change-bill-consultation/

4. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0047/00472389.pdf

5. Cost estimates presented here are based on the 2014 Greenhouse Gas Inventory.

6. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/http:/www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/media/4/3/Executive_Summary.pdf

7. The CCC advised that a 2040 target should be set now if, as is the case, the proposal is to follow the more ambitious of its two options for the level of the 2050 target.

8. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2010/359/article/2/made

9. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2011/353/contents/made

10. http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ssi/2016/328/contents/made

11. The CCC did not provide advice on this proposal.

12. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/346760/0115345.pdf

13. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0042/00426134.pdf

14. It is noted that the EQIA undertaken for the 2009 Act when it was a Bill identified certain impacts without knowing the particular package of emission reduction delivery measures. In the case of a Bill which updates the level of existing targets, rather than establishing a new target framework, no meaningful identification of such impacts is considered possible.

15. https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets_en

16. https://ec.europa.eu/clima/policies/ets/reform_en

17. Article 6 of the Paris Agreement make provision for an international carbon market mechanism, leaving the underlying rules for governments to work out in future negotiations. It introduces a new mechanism to replace the Kyoto international credits from 2020 (called ITMOs) and sets out 'decentralised carbon clubs' where existing carbon markets would link and trade.


Contact

Email: Jack Murray, CCBill@gov.scot

Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road
Edinburgh
EH1 3DG