Comments on the development of harmonized method for Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT)

Weidema B P, Thrane M (2007)

Publication info

Comments on the main issues raised in the Background paper to the first workshop on Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (Galatola 2007a) and the subsequent presentation at the SETAC conference (Galatola 2007b)

Overview of our comments

  • Introduction
  • General comment regarding quantitative versus qualitative approaches
  • How to define the functional unit
  • Choice of specific cut-off criteria
  • Which data to use
  • Which impacts to assess
  • Technology Category Rules
  • The economic dimension
  • The social dimension
  • Conclusion: In what way does SAT place increased methodological demands on LCA?
  • References

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