A Methodology Concept for Territorial Metabolism - Life Cycle Assessment: Challenges and Opportunities in Scaling from Urban to Territorial Assessment

Joshua Sohn*, Giovanna Croxatto Vega, Morten Birkved

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    Abstract

    To allow for the assessment of regional-scale geographically non-contiguous production system derived environmental impacts, a combined method of Territorial Metabolism Life Cycle Assessment (TM-LCA) is proposed. by creating a two-pronged framework for the development of background system modelling, the TM-LCA method allows for process-based environmental impact modeling at a regional scale utilizing the concept of a production territory for the assessment of changes to durable production systems, such as energy infrastructure and agricultural systems. The TM-LCA framework creates the opportunity for direct assessment of environmental impacts, incorporation of system dynamics, and the use of multi-criteria decision analysis, which might be difficult or impossible to implement in other regional scale environmental impact assessment frameworks. (C) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProcedia CIRP
    Volume69
    Pages (from-to)89-93
    ISSN2212-8271
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
    Conference number: 25
    http://www.lce2018.dk

    Conference

    Conference25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference
    Number25
    CountryDenmark
    CityCopenhagen
    Period30/04/201802/05/2018
    Internet address

    Keywords

    • Urban Metabolism
    • Environmental Assessment
    • Regional Scale
    • Territorial Metabolism

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