Consequential Life Cycle Assessment: What, Why and How?

Miguel Brandão, Bo Weidema, Michael Martin, Annette Cowie, Lorie Hamelin, Alessandra Zamagni

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Abstract

This article provides guidelines for conducting consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) studies. It presents the main features of two alternative approaches used in LCA-attributional and consequential-and describes how consequential LCA can be performed consistently and appropriately, with an example provided to guide practitioners. It is argued that, despite its limitations, consequential LCA is a robust approach for estimating important indirect effects of products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationReference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences
PublisherElsevier
Publication date2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesReference Module in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences

Bibliographical note

This is an update of Miguel Brandão, Michael Martin, Annette Cowie, Lorie Hamelin, Alessandra Zamagni, Consequential Life Cycle Assessment: What, How, and Why?, Editor(s): Martin A. Abraham, Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies, Elsevier, 2017, Pages 277-284, ISBN 9780128047927, https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.10068-5.

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