Five years on: did we get the ‘greenest government ever’?

ENDS looks at the environmental performance of a coalition government that set itself the laudable challenge of being the greenest ever, despite savage spending cuts and an increasingly deregulatory agenda. The picture is very mixed

by Paul Hatchwell
Five years of a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition have proved a mixed bag for the environment (photograph: Jonathan Ball/Alamy)
Five years of a Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition have proved a mixed bag for the environment (photograph: Jonathan Ball/Alamy)

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