Increasing credibility of LCA

Weidema B P (2000)

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International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment 5(2):63–64


It is important for the future of LCA, as one of the important techniques in environmental management, that LCA results become generally regarded as relevant, reliable, and uncontroversial.
To this end, LCAs must:

• be understood and perceived as a reasonable basis for decisions by the intended audience,
• be implemented into decision making and industrial practice without unnecessary controversy,
• communicate the reliability of their results in terms of uncertainty, based on an assessment of the data quality of the information used,
• be critically reviewed according to the ISO procedures at a high level of excellence.

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