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What are the core parts of the CCA?

The core parts (or the core framework) of the CCA are the provisions implementing the carbon budgets. The carbon budgets establish a system of long term statutory targets, supported by mid term (five-yearly) carbon budgets established three periods (15 years) ahead. The British lawmakers chose the five yearly carbon budgets because of the United Kingdom`s inter­national obligations (EU ETS), which are based on five year budgets so the GHG emitters can trade freely within the period and across the EU to meet their obligations.