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MyEcoCost - forming the nucleus of a novel environmental accounting system : vision, prototype and way forward

  • The innovative software system "myEcoCost" enables to gather and communicate resource and environmental data for products and services in global value chains. The system has been developed in the consortium of the European research project myEcoCost and forms a basis of a new, highly automated environmental accounting system für companies and consumers. The prototype of the system, linked to financial accounting of companies, was developed and tested in close collaboration with large and small companies. This brochure gives a brief introduction to the vision linked to myEcoCost: a network formed by collaborative environmental accounting nodes collecting environmental data at each step in a product's value chains. It shows why better lifeThe innovative software system "myEcoCost" enables to gather and communicate resource and environmental data for products and services in global value chains. The system has been developed in the consortium of the European research project myEcoCost and forms a basis of a new, highly automated environmental accounting system für companies and consumers. The prototype of the system, linked to financial accounting of companies, was developed and tested in close collaboration with large and small companies. This brochure gives a brief introduction to the vision linked to myEcoCost: a network formed by collaborative environmental accounting nodes collecting environmental data at each step in a product's value chains. It shows why better life cycle data are needed and how myEcoCost addresses and solves this problem. Furthermore, it presents options for a future upscaling of highly automated environmenal accounting for prodcuts and services.show moreshow less

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Document Type:Report
Author:Justus von Geibler, Nuria Riera, Laura Echternacht, Sten-Erik Björling, Tom Domen, Emeric Dupont, Romain Hermenier, Andrew Jenkins, Anne Kimmel, Stefanie Kresse, Frank Kühndel, Christa LiedtkeORCiDGND, Robert Mostyn, Wenjie Peng, Erica Pescio, Zhongming Ren, Stephan Schaller, Jonathan Smith, Graham Stevens, Daizhong Su, Markus Werner, Klaus Wiesen, You Wu
URN (citable link):https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:bsz:wup4-opus-60099
Publisher:Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy
Place of Publication:Wuppertal
Year of Publication:2015
Pagenumber:32
Series Title (English):Wuppertal Spezial
Volume:50
ISBN:978-3-929944-97-6
Language:English
Division:Nachhaltiges Produzieren und Konsumieren
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften
Licence:License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell-Keine Bearbeitung