Target-Driven Life Cycle Engineering: Staying within the Planetary Boundaries

Sami Kara*, Michael Zwicky Hauschild, Christoph Herrmann

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    The definition of Life Cycle Engineering has evolved from a bottom up - to an integrated approach in order to steer the LCE activities towards achieving the goals of sustainability in absolute terms. The Lyngby Framework [9] was recently proposed in order to position Life Cycle Engineering in an absolute sustainability context and bring together the top-down and bottom-up approaches so that the technological solutions developed at the product and company level become target driven as determined by the planetary boundaries. Building further on the Lyngby Framework, this paper analyses means of operationalising the concept of absolute boundaries for environmental sustainability within a company's LCE activities and discusses a number of new tools and techniques for the LCE practitioner. (C) 2018 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalProcedia CIRP
    Pages (from-to)3-10
    Number of pages8
    Publication statusPublished - 2018
    Event25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference - Copenhagen, Denmark
    Duration: 30 Apr 20182 May 2018
    Conference number: 25


    Conference25th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering (LCE) Conference
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    • Life Cycle Engineering
    • Absolute sustainability
    • Planetary boundaries
    • Eco-effectiveness


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