New developments in the methodology for life cycle assessment

Weidema B P (1998)

Publication info

Pp. 47-50 in the Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Ecobalance, Tsukuba 1998.11.25-27 (Read the handout, which is an expanded version of the paper appearing in the proceedings) (Also available in Japanese)


Many methodological choices in a life cycle assessment (LCA) depend on the goal of the study, i.e. its application area. A better definition of the application areas and especially a clear distinction between retrospective and prospective applications allows a more unambiguous description of the methodology to apply for different applications.

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