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EU - Sustainable tourism and transportation

Client: European Commission - DG Enterprise
Period: 2004

Partners for Innovation has conducted a sustainability analysis of a selection of examples of environment friendly means of tourism and transport. Ultimate objective of the study is to enhance the discussion among stakeholders involved in tourism and transport in Europe, about the development of the sector towards more sustainable modes of tourism. As part of the study, a large number of examples of sustainable (transport for) tourism have been collected, that can serve as a source of inspiration in this respect. To steer the discussion, it is important to be able to show why and in which respects the selected examples are more sustainable than current customary forms of tourism.

During the project, an analysis methodology has been developed that can provide insight in the ‘sustainability score’ of the examples, either in a fast and global manner (‘Sustainability Impact Inventory’) or in a more profound and extensive manner (‘Sustainability Impact Assessment’). The outcome of both methods (that can be utilised for a broad range of products and services) can be graphically represented in a single figure (in the form of a traffic light), that instantly gives an indication of the sustainability score. Consequently, an interesting method for sustainability analysis has been developed that enables communication on the sustainability aspects of a certain product or service in a clear and concise manner.

Partners for Innovation was included in the project team by lead contractor PricewaterhouseCoopers for the coordination of the project, methodology development, conducting presentations and interviews and the collection and description of best practices.

Further informatiion
Partners for Innovation has specific knowledge of the possibilities and difficulties related to sustainable tourism and transport and is interested in starting new projects in this field with interested parties.