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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.

34 page PDF

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34 page PDF

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Contents
Climate Change Bill: consultation
Annex B: Summary of consultation questions

34 page PDF

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Annex B: Summary of consultation questions

1. Do you agree that the 2050 target should be made more ambitious by increasing it to 90% greenhouse gas emission reduction from baseline levels?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

2. Do you agree that the Climate Change Bill should contain provisions that allow for a net-zero greenhouse gas emission target to be set at a later date?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

3. a) Do you agree that the 2020 target should be for greenhouse gas emissions to be at least 56% lower than baseline levels?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

b) Do you agree that a target should be set for greenhouse gas emissions to be at least 66% lower than baseline levels by 2030?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

c) Do you agree that a target should be set for greenhouse gas emissions to be at least 78% lower than baseline levels by 2040?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

4. Do you agree that annual emission reduction targets should be in the form of percentage reductions from baseline levels?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

5. Do you agree that annual targets should be set as a direct consequence of interim and 2050 targets?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

6. Do you agree that all emission reduction targets should be set on the basis of actual emissions, removing the accounting adjustment for the EU ETS?

Yes / No (please explain your answer)

7. a) What are your views on allowing the interim and 2050 emission reduction targets to be updated, with due regard to advice from the CCC, through secondary legislation?

b) What do you think are the most important criteria to be considered when setting or updating emission reduction targets?

8. a) What are your views on the frequency of future Climate Change Plans?

b) What are your views on the length of time that future Climate Change Plans should cover?

c) What are your views on how development of future Climate Change Plans could be aligned with Paris Stocktake Processes?

d) How many days do you think the period for Parliamentary consideration of draft Climate Change Plans should be?

9. What are your views on the proposal that any shortfall against previous targets should be made up through subsequent Climate Change Plans?

10. What are your views on these initial considerations of the impacts of the Bill proposals on Scotland's people, both now and in future generations?

11. What are your views on the opportunities and challenges that the Bill proposals could have for businesses?

12. a) What are your views on the evidence set out in the Environmental Report that has been used to inform the assessment process? (Please give details of additional relevant sources).

b) What are your views on the predicted environmental effects as set out in the Environmental Report?

c) Are there any other environmental effects that have not been considered?

d) Do you agree with the conclusions and recommendations set out in the Environmental Report?

e) Please provide any other comments you have on the Environmental Report.

13. Please use this space to tell us any other thoughts you have about the proposed Climate Change Bill not covered in your earlier answers.


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