LCA as a decision support tool in policy making: the case study of Danish spring barley production in a changed climate

Monia Niero, Cathrine Heinz Ingvordsen, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Rikke Bagger Jørgensen

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Abstract

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) can support policy makers in the choice of the most effective measures to adapt to climate change in crop production. A case study involving spring barley cultivation in Denmark under changed climate conditions has been performed using primary data from future climate scenarios. We developed and applied a 3-step procedure based on combined contribution, scenario and uncertainty analyses. This approach can be useful to deal with uncertainty in scenario analysis for LCA of crop production in a changed climate, when the goal of the study is to suggest strategies for adaptation of crop cultivation practices towards low environmental impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings. International conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges : LCA for "Feeding the planet and energy for life"
EditorsSimona Scalbi, Arianna Dominici Loprieno, Paola Sposato
PublisherENEA
Publication date2015
Pages101-104
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges - Stresa and Milano, Italy
Duration: 6 Oct 20158 Oct 2015

Conference

ConferenceInternational conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges
CountryItaly
CityStresa and Milano
Period06/10/201508/10/2015

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Niero, M., Ingvordsen, C. H., Hauschild, M. Z., & Bagger Jørgensen, R. (2015). LCA as a decision support tool in policy making: the case study of Danish spring barley production in a changed climate. In S. Scalbi, A. D. Loprieno, & P. Sposato (Eds.), Proceedings. International conference on Life Cycle Assessment as reference methodology for assessing supply chains and supporting global sustainability challenges: LCA for "Feeding the planet and energy for life" (pp. 101-104). ENEA.