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A direction given by the Welsh Ministers under section 52 of the Climate Change Act 2008.

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First published:
6 October 2023
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Direction to Natural Resources Body for Wales: article 50(4) of the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Trading Scheme Order 2020 (WG23-45) , file type: PDF, file size: 145 KB

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The relevant regulatory bodies in each UK nation are responsible for the regulation of the UK Emissions Trading Scheme (UK ETS). This includes issuing civil penalties for non-compliance with greenhouse gas emissions permits. These regulatory bodies need further directions to ensure consistency of approach. In Wales:

  • the Minister for Climate Change issues these directions
  • Natural Resources Body for Wales is the regulatory body

Other governments of the UK have issued similar Directions to their respective regulators, which can be found here: