5Z How emissions budgets are to be met

(1)

Emissions budgets must be met, as far as possible, through domestic emissions reductions and domestic removals.

(2)

However, offshore mitigation may be used if there has been a significant change of circumstance—

(a)

that affects the considerations on which the relevant emissions budget was based; and

(b)

that affects the ability to meet the relevant emissions budget domestically.

Section 5Z: inserted, on 14 November 2019, by section 8 of the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Act 2019 (2019 No 61).