Draft Regulations on Carbon Budgets 2019

Under the Environment (Wales) Act 2016, there is a duty on the Welsh Ministers to set a maximum total amount for the net Welsh greenhouse gas emissions, known as a carbon budget. The Welsh Ministers are required to ensure that net Welsh emissions for each period does not exceed the carbon budget for that period. The first budgetary period is 2016-2020, and the remaining budgetary periods are each succeeding period of five years, ending with 2046-2050.

Welsh Ministers are required to set 2 consecutive carbon budgets for the periods 2016-2020 and 2021-2025 before the end of 2018. The Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee of the National Assembly for Wales is responsible for scrutinising the draft regulations which set these carbon budgets. The Committee will produce a report on their findings which will be laid with the National Assembly for Wales.

Business type: Bill

Reason considered: Senedd Business;

Status: Stage 1

First published: 27/11/2018