LCA Applications

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    Abstract

    The chapter gives examples of applications of LCA by the central societal actors in government, industry and citizens, and discusses major motivations and challenges for the use of LCA to support science-based decision-making from their respective perspectives. We highlight applications of LCA in policy formulation, implementation and evaluation, present different purposes of LCA application in industry at both product and corporate levels, and discuss challenges for LCA applications in small- and medium-sized enterprises. Our synthesis demonstrates the importance of LCA as a tool to quantify environmental impacts of products and systems and support decisions around production and consumption and highlights factors that prevent its even more widespread application.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEdit Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice
    PublisherSpringer
    Publication date2018
    Pages31-41
    Chapter4
    ISBN (Print)9783319564746
    ISBN (Electronic)9783319564753
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Keywords

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

    Cite this

    Owsianiak, M., Bjørn, A., Laurent, A., Molin, C., & Ryberg, M. (2018). LCA Applications. In Edit Life Cycle Assessment: Theory and practice (pp. 31-41). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-56475-3_4