Manchester City Council began a thematic review of environmental sustainability in 2000. The Centre for Public Services conducted research to support the Council’s work which was completed in November. A survey investigated the approach taken to environmental sustainability by 16 local authorities. The context for the work was provided through a national survey of 400 authorities conducted by the Improvement and Development Agency (IDeA) to assess progress on sustainability in relation to Local Agenda 21. Report was confidential.