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Options for broadening and deepening the LCA approaches

  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) has matured over the past decades and become part of the broader field of sustainability assessment. To strengthen LCA as a tool and eventually increase its usefulness for sustainability decision-making, it is argued that there is a need to expand the ISO LCA framework by integration and connection with other concepts and methods. This paper explores the potential options for deepening and broadening the LCA methodologies beyond the current ISO framework for improved sustainability analysis. By investigating several environmental, economic and social assessment methods, the paper suggests some options for incorporating (parts of) other methods or combining with other methods for broadening and deepening the LCA.

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Document Type:Peer-Reviewed Article
Author:Harish Kumar Jeswani, Adisa Azapagic, Philipp SchepelmannORCiD, Michael Ritthoff
Year of Publication:2010
Source Title (English):Journal of cleaner production
First Page:120
Last Page:127
Dewey Decimal Classification:600 Technik, Medizin, angewandte Wissenschaften