Goal Definition

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    Abstract

    The goal definition is the first phase of an LCA and determines the purpose of a study in detail. This chapter teaches how to perform the six aspects of a goal definition: (1) Intended applications of the results, (2) Limitations due to methodological choices, (3) Decision context and reasons for carrying out the study, (4) Target audience , (5) Comparative studies to be disclosed to the public and (6) Commissioner of the study and other influential actors. The instructions address both the conduct and reporting of a goal definition and are largely based on the ILCD guidance document (EC-JRC in European Commission—Joint Research Centre—Institute for Environment and Sustainability: International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook—General Guide for Life Cycle Assessment—Detailed Guidance. Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg 2010).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages67-74
    Chapter7
    ISBN (Print)9783319564746
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319564753
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    SeriesLife Cycle Assessment

    Keywords

    • Business and Management
    • Sustainability Management
    • Sustainable Development
    • Renewable and Green Energy
    • Manufacturing, Machines, Tools
    • Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment

    Cite this

    Bjørn, A., Laurent, A., Owsianiak, M., & Olsen, S. I. (2018). Goal Definition. In Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice (pp. 67-74). Springer. Life Cycle Assessment https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_7