New developments in the methodology for life cycle assessment
Weidema B P (1998)
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.