Guide on green rating for local government

European local government organisations should make much more use of benchmarking to rate their own environmental performance and learn from others, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). Benchmarking should also be seen as an integral part of environmental management systems. The report gives an overview of existing approaches to environmental benchmarking and suggests further developments. "Environmental benchmarking for local authorities: from concept to practice" (environmental issues series No. 20) is available from the EEA.

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