Yearly archive: 2021

Great data in the limelight

November 3, 2021 by admin

Our CEO, Jannick Schmidt, was invited on stage together with programme manager Michael Minter at yesterday’s prize show in Copenhagen’s Skuespilhuset to accept the Nordic Council Environment Prize 2021 for the "The Big Climate Database"! It is not often that great data attracts such limelight – but that happened last night.   The Big Climate Database was developed by us for the Danish Think Tank CONCITO with funding from the Salling foundations and has catalogued 500 of the most common…

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Our YouTube channel

September 8, 2021 by admin

Do you know the 2.-0 LCA consultant’s YouTube channel ? There you can see the various videos where our team presents tools and applications for better decision-making for sustainable development with life cycle assessment (LCA). An example from today is the presentation at LCM 2021 by Bo Weidema which is made available in a prerecorded version: 'Three pillars, six capitals, seventeen SDGs, one single score - A unified framework for quantification of progress towards sustainable development': Really nerdy stuff, yes. But that's…

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Environmental protection or protectionism?

July 12, 2021 by Michele De Rosa

Some of our clients that produce palm oil with the lowest environmental footprints, now give up on the European market and divert their production to the Asian market, currently much less restrictive in terms of environmental performances. This means that the previous achievements made by those companies may now be reverted, to compete in a more aggressive market with lower environmental requirements. Although some RSPO certified producers of palm oil have already halved their carbon footprint and have set aside…

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Getting the data right

April 22, 2021 by admin

This is the title of a large new 4-year project to create a globally unique virtual lab and open database tool for quantitative assessment of the climate effects of decision alternatives, popularly speaking ‘a climate footprint generator’, and a mechanism to ensure its continuous maintenance. The project builds on our experiences with two of the most used LCA databases: the consequential version of the ecoinvent database and the hybrid version of EXIOBASE. A total of nine full-time persons and 5…

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Consequential versus normative food LCAs

February 15, 2021 by Bo Weidema

On February 1th, our client CONCITO – Denmark’s Green Think Tank published the results of the project ‘LCA of 500 food items’ and created quite a wake in the press and on social media. The database, which was published under the somewhat pretentious name “The Big Climate Database”, presents climate footprints of 500 selected foodstuffs in an accessible and transparent tool intended as a basis for climate footprint calculation of meals and purchases, as well as for information and teaching.…

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