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Alexis Laurent is Associate Professor in Quantitative Assessment and Interpretation of Environmental Sustainability, with a focus on methodological development and application of life cycle assessment (LCA) and on development of life-cycle-based methods and solutions for quantifying environmental sustainability of large systems such as countries. Main research areas/interests are:

- Environmental sustainability assessment of large-scale systems, e.g. world, nations, sectors, organisations and cities

- Development of methods and indicators for assessing performances towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

- Development and application of life cycle impact assessment methods, including characterisation and normalisation aspects

- Environmental footprinting of products and systems

- Application of LCA to various domains/sectors, including energy technologies and systems, aviation sector, aerospace, waste management systems, nanotechnologies, etc.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • User defined:
  • Normalisation in LCA
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Environmental sustainability assessment
  • Energy systems
  • Global environmental impacts
  • Footprints of nations
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Life cycle impact assessment
  • SDG


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