IMPACT World+: a globally regionalized life cycle impact assessment method

Cécile Bulle*, Manuele Margni, Laure Patouillard, Anne-Marie Boulay, Guillaume Bourgault, Vincent De Bruille, Viêt Cao, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Andrew Henderson, Sebastien Humbert, Sormeh Kashef-Haghighi, Anna Kounina, Alexis Laurent, Annie Levasseur, Gladys Liard, Ralph K. Rosenbaum, Pierre-Olivier Roy, Shanna Shaked, Peter Fantke, Olivier Jolliet

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This paper addresses the need for a globally regionalized method for life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), integrating multiple state-of-the-art developments as well as damages on water and carbon areas of concern within a consistent LCIA framework. This method, named IMPACT World+, is the update of the IMPACT 2002+, LUCAS, and EDIP methods. This paper first presents the IMPACT World+ novelties and results and then analyzes the spatial variability for each regionalized impact category.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Life Cycle Assessment
Issue number9
Pages (from-to)1653-1674
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • IMPACT World+
  • Life cycle assessment
  • Midpoint-damage framework
  • Regionalized life cycle impact assessment


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