Shiona Baird, Green co-convener said: 'The conclusions of this report are consistent with Green Party assessment - that the Executive's overall programme is riddled with contradictions and hypocrisy. The Executive remains committed to a blinkered approach on the economy which ignores the damage that unsustainable economic activity causes. In the face of climate change in particular, such an approach is economically self-defeating and socially irresponsible as well as being environmentally unsustainable.
'To develop Scotland sustainably we need to see a lot more consistency and urgency in policy making - what we are getting is a muddled attempt to dress up business-as-usual. There is little substance to the so-called 'green thread' other than to emphasise the contradictions.
'The other opposition parties also suffer this hypocrisy, for example with senior SNP and Tory MSPs supporting major road schemes like the Aberdeen Western Bypass and other climate wrecking policies whilst claiming to care about climate change.'
The Report, 'Second Term, One Year On - government progress on the environment in Scotland', was produced by Citigate Public Affairs for 'everyone', the campaign which brings together environmental groups to get environmental concerns higher up the political agenda. For more information go to http:www.everyonecan.org