Emerging approaches, challenges and opportunities in life cycle assessment

@article{Hellweg2014EmergingAC,
  title={Emerging approaches, challenges and opportunities in life cycle assessment},
  author={Stefanie Hellweg and Llorenç Mil{\`a} i Canals},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={344},
  pages={1109-1113}
}
In the modern economy, international value chains—production, use, and disposal of goods—have global environmental impacts. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) aims to track these impacts and assess them from a systems perspective, identifying strategies for improvement without burden shifting. We review recent developments in LCA, including existing and emerging applications aimed at supporting environmentally informed decisions in policy-making, product development and procurement, and consumer… CONTINUE READING
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