The economic resource scarcity potential (ESP) for evaluating resource use based on life cycle assessment

  title={The economic resource scarcity potential (ESP) for evaluating resource use based on life cycle assessment},
  author={Laura Schneider and Markus Berger and Eckhard Sch{\"u}ler-Hainsch and Sven Kn{\"o}fel and Klaus Ruhland and J{\"o}rg Mosig and Vanessa Bach and Matthias Finkbeiner},
  journal={The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment},
PurposeIn life cycle assessment (LCA), resource availability is currently evaluated by means of models based on depletion time, surplus energy, etc. Economic aspects influencing the security of supply and affecting availability of resources for human use are neglected. The aim of this work is the development of a new model for the assessment of resource provision capability from an economic angle, complementing existing LCA models. The inclusion of criteria affecting the economic system enables… 

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