Including CO2 implications of land occupation in LCAs—method and example for livestock products

@article{Schmidinger2012IncludingCI,
  title={Including CO2 implications of land occupation in LCAs—method and example for livestock products},
  author={Kurt Schmidinger and Elke Stehfest},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
  year={2012},
  volume={17},
  pages={962-972}
}
PurposeUntil recently, life cycle assessments (LCAs) have only addressed the direct greenhouse gas emissions along a process chain, but ignored the CO2 emissions of land-use. However, for agricultural products, these emissions can be substantial. Here, we present a new methodology for including the implications of land occupation for CO2 emissions to realistically reflect the consequences of consumers’ decisions.MethodIn principle, one can distinguish five different approaches of addressing the… 

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