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Supplementary provisions of the CCA

In addition to the core framework provisions, the CCA can also contain supplementary provisions to enable some specific policies and powers that will contribute to tackle climate changes. The supplementary provisions can be a part of the CCA or can be regulated by another act or need not to be regulated by law at all. The most important part of these supplementary provisions is the implementation of the emission trade system on a national level complementary to EU ETS, which can guarantee the fulfillment of the main CCA's targets. Further: waste management, energy efficiency, use of renewable energy sources, adaptation to the impacts of climate change.
All these supplementary provisions can be a part of the national CCA or can be regulated by another (relevant) Act or need not to be regulate by law at all, depending on the national legal system, the constitution and legal traditions.

According to what is mentioned above, the British Act contains various supplementary provisions to enable specific policies and powers to be carried out to achieve the main CCA target. Although it is only a framework and the detailed provisions should be described in the secondary legislation, the most important part of these provisions is the implementation of the emission trade system on a national level complementary with the EU ETS. Other provisions of the British Act regulates:

  • the adaptation to the impacts of climate change, including the support of public awareness and education
  • the waste management, especially biowaste for its impact on the climate¬†change
  • the energy efficiency and use of renewable energy sources, including the possible financial incentives.