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Ecotur installations: establishment of an ecomanagement and ecoaudit scheme for tourist installations.

LIFE97 ENV/E/000264


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Contact details:

Project Manager: Luis ALEMANY MIR
Tel: +34 71 17 68 13
Fax: +34 71 17 68 49



Project description:

Background

The main aims of the project are: 1) Establishment of the European Ecomanagement and Ecoaudit Scheme in tourist installations. 2) Training of technicians and managers so that they can establish Ecomanaging systems. 3) Determine feasibility studies for the pilot experiences. 4) Provide information toi the European Commission about the possibility of extending the European Scheme to tourist installations.The aim of this project is to establish an adequate instrument for the improvement of environmental quality in the tourist sector. Environmental effects of tourism are very large, especially in the Mediterranean coast. This project pretends to demonstrate, through pilot experiences, the validity of an instrument for the establisment of environmental quality in tourist installations. The aim is not to develop new technologies, but to design the methodology to stimulate the application of economically viable natural resources saving and environmental protection technologies, already existing, to the tourist sector. The project will be developed through the following stages: -Establishment of the European Ecomanagement and Ecoaudit Scheme in tourist installations. -Training of technicians and managers so that they can establish Environmental Management Systems in tourist installations. -Determine feasibility studies for each of the pilot experience. -Determine the applicability of several Environmental Performance levels in the ecomanagement scheme. -Provide information to the European Commission about the possibility of extending the European ecomanagement and acoaudit scheme to tourist installations. -Divulgation throughout the European Union of results. Actions that are going to be carried on are the following: helps to the establishment of environmental management systems in 20 voluntary pilot installations, training and educative actions, edition of technical handbooks, popularisation of the European ecomanagement and ecoauditscheme and managing, direction and promotion of the project.


Objectives


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Environmental issues addressed:

Themes

Services & Commerce - Tourism and Accommodation
Environmental management - Certification


Keywords

environmental impact of tourism‚  tourist facility‚  EC regulation on eco-management and audit


Natura 2000 sites

Not applicable


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Beneficiaries:

Coordinator Dirección General de Ordenación del Territorio-Govern Balear

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Project reference LIFE97 ENV/E/000264
Duration 10-NOV-1997 to 10-MAY -2000
Total budget 564,228.52 €
EU contribution 277,588.36 €
Project location Baleares(España)

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