Economy wide (local, national, regional footprints)
- Total material and energy flows
An inventory including both a mass and energy flow analysis and a life cycle screening is performed for Kolding Municipality. The inventory provides both a production perspective and a consumer perspective.
- Linking the UN SDGs to life cycle impact pathway frameworks
In line with the vision of the UN Environment Life Cycle Initiative, the project brings the qualitative and quantitative impact pathway thinking from Life Cycle Impact Assessment to bear on the 17 SDGs. The scope includes a range of options ranging from qualitative to screening approaches to fully quantified end‑point metrics solutions.
- Editorial Work for ecoinvent
Reviewing datasets for the ecoinvent database.
- Linking data for Swedish public purchases with Exiobase September 2018
This project has the purpose to investigate the environmental impacts of Swedish public sector spending. The project is performed in collaboration with Miljogiraff.
- DESIRE January 2018
Developing and applying an optimal set of indicators and models to analyse and monitor the European progress towards resource efficiency.
- EU PEF – Granularity of scope April 2017
This project contributes to the European Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) category rules, by providing a procedural guideline, with examples, on how to correctly define the scope for the product categories, beyond the mere statistical product classification
- Social Footprints studies April 2017
This project aims to increase the knowledge of social performance of two products from the Nestlé supply chains: the production of milk (liquid milk and milk powder) in Pakistan, and the production of tomato‑based sauces under the Solis brand in Spain.
- Environmental Impacts of Alcoholic Beverages December 2016
The purpose of the study was to document the total environmental impact of the product portfolio of the alcohol monopolies. The environmental impacts was expressed in monetary units, in addition to the underlying physical units.
- E P&L for Arla Foods May 2016
An Environmental Product & Loss account (E P&L) was conducted by Arla Foods, the third largest dairy cooperative in the world, with the aim of documenting the total environmental impact of Arla Foods.
- E P&L for Sollentuna Municipality December 2014
The Municipality of Sollentuna (Sweden) has previously used LCA to estimate the environmental footprint of their activities. In this study we used the same data to estimate the Environmental Profit & Loss. The overall project results are published in a report.
- E P&L on the Danish Apparel Consumption October 2014
This project consisted of an industrial E P&L for the Danish apparel consumption conducted across three levels: industry, company/brand and product.
- Scientific Advice for the ecoinvent Database v3 September 2014
Database software design, documentation and testing. Design and test of new LCIA data format. Advice on design of system models and specific datasets. Support for data providers and editors.
- CREEA April 2014
Data for the Global Resource Footprint of Nations. Carbon, water, land and materials embodied in trade and final consumption.
- Denmark’s Carbon Footprint March 2014
A new estimate of a Danish Carbon Footprint and a review of previous studies.
- The Socio-Economic Consequences of Environmental Advices December 2013
The project looked at the socio‑economic consequences of 7 environmental advices given by the government. The purpose of the project was to investigate the value if such advices are followed by the general public and to visualize the benefits of a personal effort to the society.
- Monetary Valuation of Environmental Impacts in Life Cycle Assessment November 2013
A literature review and benchmarking of monetary valuation methods and their applications in LCA, and a web‑based survey of the extent of use and opinions on monetary valuation methods among LCA practitioners.
- Baisikeli’s Recycling Project in Mozambique September 2013
The purpose of this small project was to assess the climate effect of re‑using old Danish bicycles in Mozambique relative to the current disposal as scrap.
- Carbon Footprint – Measurement and Use April 2012
In this project the methods and standards for calculating and challenges in using Carbon Footprint are investigated.
- Data for a Hybridisation Experiment for ecoinvent Database Februar 2011
Pilot project to enable a test on how the ecoinvent database could be integrated with IO data in order to produce a more complete (hybridised) version of the ecoinvent database.
- Input-output Database for SimaPro June 2010
The aim was an input‑output database accounting for all sectors of the economy for EU‑27 to be used in SimaPro.
- Identifying the Marginal Sources of Wood and Paper May 2010
The project aimed at summarizing the steps, arguments and market data that are needed to identify the long term marginal supplier affected by a long‑term change in demand for two types of kraftwood.
- CALCAS March 2009
CALCAS was aimed at identifying short‑term, mid‑term and long‑term research lines on how to achieve a substantial efficacy increase in supporting sustainability decisions, going beyond the shortcomings and limitations of LCA at that time.
- Environmental Impact of the Use of Natural Resources (EIRES) November 2004
The aim of the study “Environmental Impact of the use of natural Resources (EIRES)” performed for the EU commission DG‑JRC, IPTS was to support the development of the EU “Thematic Strategy for the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources”.
- Mapping business impacts on the UN SDGs
This project places each of the 169 targets of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into a comprehensive, quantified and operational impact pathway framework.
- Monetary valuation
In 2006 we developed our first life cycle impact assessment method with option for full monetarisation of all impact categories. Now we are updating it and offer everyone to join the further developments the field of monetary valuation in our Monetarisation Club.
- Social footprinting
We have developed the first complete, quantitative, top‑down social impact assessment method and make the data available in our Social LCA Club.