Title of the paper: Development and implementation of a sustainability labelling scheme including varying certification levels
Authors: Kakanis I., Angelakoglou K., Gaidajis G. (Laboratory of Environmental Management and Industrial Ecology Department of Production Engineering and Management Democritus University of Thrace Vas. Sofias 12)
Abstract: Eco-label schemes seek to encourage a transition towards sustainable and more environmentally friendly consumption patterns. Those schemes, could serve as the basis to urge organizations and management bodies to increase the environmental performance of the facilities, products and services. The economic and environmental opportunities that an eco-label could potentially offer are well acknowledged by industry and governmental and non-governmental organizations. Eco-labeling schemes can provide a tool for industries/organizations to fulfill their commitments imposed by legislative frameworks or international agreements on important environmental issues. This paper presents the stages of development and implemantation of a sustainability labelling scheme for protected areas that include anthropogenic activities within their boundaries.