Assessment made on 01 Jan 2001
ClassificationTourism (Primary theme)
DPSIR: Driving force
Policy issue: Is the tourist industry adopting eco-labels?
While there has been a fivefold increase in the number of eco-labels since 1990, national studies show that implementation remains marginal.
Tourists do not want to damage the environment, so eco-labelling has some potential to encourage an ecologically sensitive tourist industry. However, there is no common EU framework for a tourism-related policy. Despite the increase in the number of labels, their use remains small, and lack of data precludes any evaluation of their penetration and effect.
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Penetration of tourist eco-labels
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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