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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Eco-Labelling

Volker Röben

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 December 2020

Subject(s):
NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Natural resources — Sustainable development — Fisheries — Non-discrimination — Developing countries

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1‘Environmental label’ or ‘eco-label’ are not internationally defined terms. For the purposes of this entry, an environmental label (logo) shall be understood as a labelling system for consumer products that are made in a certain fashion to avoid detrimental effects on the environment. Unlike quality assurance labelling systems, environmental labels do not state minimum requirements. Environmental labels serve the double goal of consumer information and promotion of environmental leadership. They are a market-based environmental policy tool to encourage the demand...
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