The government has shown a cavalier disregard for expert advice on the environment and green investment, says a new leaflet from Prospect.
Its actions have exposed David Cameron's pledge to be the greenest government ever as ‘whitewash', said the union's President, Nigel Titchen.
The UK built up an internationally recognised framework for sustainable development since 2000, but has lost ground in the 16 months since the general election. Since May 2010, the government has:
Titchen said: "The prime minister's pledge to be the greenest government ever has lost its shine. It is effectively divesting itself of all the expertise that should be underpinning its environmental and sustainabiilty policies."