The Climate Change (International Aviation and International Shipping) (Wales) Regulations 2018

Document Number:2018 No. 1302 (W. 256)
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 06/12/2018
 
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Welsh Statutory Instruments

Climate Change, Wales

Made

5 December 2018

Coming into force

6 December 2018

A draft of this instrument was laid before and approved by a resolution of the National Assembly for Wales in accordance with section 48(3) of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016(1).

Before the draft was laid the Welsh Ministers obtained and took into account the advice of the Committee on Climate Change, in accordance with section 49(1) of the Act.

Accordingly, the Welsh Ministers, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 35 of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 , make the following Regulations:

Title and commencement

  1. —(1) The title of these Regulations is the Climate Change (International Aviation and International Shipping) (Wales) Regulations 2018.

    (2) These Regulations come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.

    Interpretation

  2. In these Regulations —

    “the Act“ (“y Ddeddf”) means the Environment (Wales) Act 2016; and

    “UK greenhouse gas inventory” (“rhestr nwyon tŷ gwydr y DU”) means the UK’s annual report to the Conference of the Parties submitted under articles 4 and 12 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change signed in New York on 9 May 1992.

    Emissions from international aviation attributable to Wales

  3. The Welsh Ministers must apply Schedule 1 to calculate what emissions of greenhouse gases from international aviation are Welsh emissions for the purposes of section 34(2) of the Act for —

    (a) the year that is the baseline year for that gas, and

    (b) every calendar year between 2016-2050.

    Emissions from international shipping attributable to Wales

  4. The Welsh Ministers must apply Schedule 2 to calculate what emissions of greenhouse gases from international shipping are Welsh emissions for the purposes of section 34(2) of the Act for —

    (a) the year that is the baseline year for that gas, and

    (b) every calendar year between 2016-2050.

    Lesley Griffiths

    Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs, one of the Welsh Ministers

    5 December 2018

    Regulation 3

    SCHEDULE 1 FORMULA FOR CALCULATING ANNUAL EMISSIONS OF A GREENHOUSE GAS FROM INTERNATIONAL AVIATION

    where—

    “A” is Welsh emissions of that gas;

    “B” is the amount of gas emitted by the United Kingdom from international aviation as reported in the UK Greenhouse Gas Inventory;

    “C” is the fuel use for aircraft flights to international destinations from airports in Wales;

    “D” is the fuel use for aircraft flights to international...

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