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Climate Change Act 2008

Country:
United Kingdom

Section 1 The target for 2050
(1) It is the duty of the Secretary of State to ensure that the net UK carbon account for the year 2050 is at least 80% lower than the 1990 baseline.
(2) “The 1990 baseline” means the aggregate amount of—
(a) net UK emissions of carbon dioxide for that year, and
(b )net UK emissions of each of the other targeted greenhouse gases for the year that is the base year for that gas.

Section 4 Carbon budgets
(1) It is the duty of the Secretary of State—
(a)to set for each succeeding period of five years beginning with the period 2008-2012 (“budgetary periods”) an amount for the net UK carbon account (the “carbon budget”), and
(b to ensure that the net UK carbon account for a budgetary period does not exceed the carbon budget.
(2)The carbon budget for a budgetary period may be set at any time after this Part comes into force, and must be set—
(a) for the periods 2008-2012, 2013-2017 and 2018-2022, before 1st June 2009;
(b) for any later period, not later than 30th June in the 12th year before the beginning of the period in question.

Section 29 UK emissions and removals of greenhouse gases
(1) In this Part—
(a) “UK emissions”, in relation to a greenhouse gas, means emissions of that gas from sources in the United Kingdom;
(b) “UK removals”, in relation to a greenhouse gas, means removals of that gas from the atmosphere due to land use, land-use change or forestry activities in the United Kingdom;
(c) the “net UK emissions” for a period, in relation to a greenhouse gas, means the amount of UK emissions of that gas for the period reduced by the amount for the period of UK removals of that gas.
(2) The amount of UK emissions and UK removals of a greenhouse gas for a period must be determined consistently with international carbon reporting practice.

Schedule 6 Part 1
Section 1 The relevant national authority may make provision by regulations about charging by sellers of goods for the supply of single use carrier bags, carrier bags.
Requirement to charge
Section 2 The regulations may make provision requiring sellers of goods to charge for single use carrier bags carrier bags supplied—
(a)at a place where goods are sold, for the purpose of enabling goods to be taken away, or
at the place where the goods are sold, for the purpose of enabling the goods to be taken away, or
(b)for the purpose of enabling goods to be delivered.
for the purpose of enabling the goods to be delivered.

Schedule 6 Part 1
Section 4 The regulations may specify the minimum amount that a seller must charge for each single use carrier bag carrier bag, or provide for that amount to be determined in accordance with the regulations.