Future-Oriented LCA

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    Abstract

    LCA is often applied for decision-making that concerns actions reaching near or far into the future. However, traditional life cycle assessment methodology must be adjusted for the prospective and change-oriented purposes, but no standardised way of doing this has emerged yet. In this chapter some challenges are described and some learnings are derived. Many of the future-oriented LCAs published so far perform relatively short-term prediction of simple comparisons. But for more long-term time horizons foresight methods can be of help. Scenarios established by qualified experts about future technological and economic developments are indispensable in future technology assessments. The uncertainties in future-oriented LCAs are to a large extent qualitative and it is important to emphasise that LCA of future technologies will provide a set of answers and not ‘the’ answer.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages499-518
    Chapter21
    ISBN (Print)9783319564753
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    Olsen, S. I., Borup, M., & Andersen, P. D. (2018). Future-Oriented LCA. In Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice (pp. 499-518). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_21
    Olsen, Stig Irving ; Borup, Mads ; Andersen, Per Dannemand. / Future-Oriented LCA. Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice. Springer, 2018. pp. 499-518
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    Olsen SI, Borup M, Andersen PD. Future-Oriented LCA. In Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and Practice. Springer. 2018. p. 499-518 https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_21