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 E. 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… Expand

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