In short, footprints are deemed to have a primary orientation toward society and nontechnical stakeholders and report only on selected topics of concern. On the other hand, LCA impact category indicators have a primary orientation toward technical stakeholders and report in relation to a larger framework designed for comprehensive evaluation of environmental performance and trade-offs. The task force has also developed a univers
al footprint definition. In parallel to Area of Protection, we introduce Area of Concern. In the same way that LCA uses impact category indicators to assess impacts that follow a common cause-effect pathway toward Areas of rotection, ootprint metrics address Areas of Concern. The critical difference is that Areas of Concern are defined by the interests of stakeholders in society rather than the LCA community. In addition, Areas of Concern are stand-alone and not part of a framework intended for comprehensive environmental performance assessment. Accordingly, footprints are universally defined as metrics used to report life cycle assessment results addressing an Area of Concern.
|Title of host publication||Abstract book - EcoBalannce 2016|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
|Event||12th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance 2016 - Kyoto, Japan|
Duration: 3 Oct 2016 → 6 Oct 2016
|Conference||12th Biennial International Conference on Ecobalance 2016|
|Period||03/10/2016 → 06/10/2016|