Accounting for Ecosystem Services in Life Cycle Assessment , Part I : A Critical Review

  title={Accounting for Ecosystem Services in Life Cycle Assessment , Part I : A Critical Review},
  author={W. Lowrie},
If life cycle oriented methods are to encourage sustainable development, they must account for the role of ecosystem goods and services, since these form the basis of planetary activities and human well-being. This article reviews methods that are relevant to accounting for the role of nature and that could be integrated into life cycle oriented approaches. These include methods developed by ecologists for quantifying ecosystem services, by ecological economists for monetary valuation, and life… CONTINUE READING

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