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Sustainable Development in Government 2006

Classification:Watchdog, Governance
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:sdig_report_2006.pdf - 12811 KB
Summary:imageCovering an area of half a million hectares, emitting over three million tonnes of CO2 and with direct responsibility for more than £13 billion, the UK Government is required to meet sustainability targets to ensure its resources are managed responsibly and our money spent wisely.

In the fifth Sustainable Development in Government report, the SDC found disappointing performance overall, with the Government falling short of its targets on carbon, waste and water. At the departmental level results were mixed, with the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Health and the Department for Work and Pensions performing strongly. However, the report criticises the very poor performances of the Cabinet Office, the Department for Transport, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Law Officers' Department, and the Export Credits Guarantee Department.

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