Improving the performance of LCA

Weidema B P (1996)

Publication info

Pp. 247-252 in Proceedings of the 2. International Conference on EcoBalance, Tsukuba, 18.-20. november 1996 (also available in Japanese pp. 210-213 in japanese version of proceedings)


The need for improvement of LCA performance is discussed with a starting point in the demands for comprehensiveness, reliability, simplicity, and integration into day-to-day management. It is argued that simplicity can be achieved without compromising comprehensiveness and reliability. The necessary improvements are discussed in a number of development areas: standard procedures, data verification, assessment techniques, understanding of uncertainties, software.

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