September 3 - 6, 2017
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MO-202: Potentials and limitations of combined life cycle approaches and multi-dimensional assessment
While life cycle methodologies such as LCA, CFP and emergy analysis focus on the evaluation of the environmental realm of systems, other approaches such as LCC, SLCA and LCSA attempt to extend life cycle thinking to other spheres of sustainable development. Though valuable and useful, the life cycle-based approaches proposed to date have not yet succeeded in providing a well-accepted and sound evaluation of sustainability issues. In this respect, it is acknowledged that the combined use of life cycle and other system-based or non-life cycle methodologies might offer interesting potentials towards a robust and practical assessment with a multi-dimensional perspective. Nevertheless, scarce and scattered information is available on this type of integrative approaches.
LCM, LCA and other system-based approaches (e.g., technological innovation systems [TIS] analysis, policy and market analysis, and design and analysis of user needs) provide clues about the environmental, economic and social nature of current and future industrial systems. Material flow analysis, cost-benefit analysis, energy systems modelling and multi-criteria decision analysis tools such as Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) are also among the methodologies that have already been used in combination with life cycle approaches. However, because each of the methods separately is likely to provide different observations and conclusions, the development of harmonised approaches and guidance for technical innovation is required. Within this context, further discussion on both potentials and limitations concerning the use of hybrid approaches is needed.
With the aim of providing a common platform for exchanging experiences, this session calls for contributions addressing methodological developments and/or case studies based on the harmonised use of different systemic approaches. Practical examples of combined methods and interdisciplinary applications are welcomed. Discussion on industry and policy implications of the contributions is required (e.g., potential use for benchmarking performance indicators or decision- and policy-making).
Session format: The format of the proposed session at LCM 2017 would follow a “discussion panel” format, spanning 90 minutes with 6 short presentations (5-7 minutes) and then discussion. A larger number of contributions would be allocated to the poster session.
4:00pm - 4:10pm
A systematic approach to an environmental techno-economic assessment alongside technology development
1VITO; 2Hasselt University; 3University of Antwerp
4:10pm - 4:20pm
Multicriteria and Lifecycle-based integrated sustainability assessments: common challenges and points of divergence
1Tecnalia R&I, Spain; 2VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland; 3Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy; 4BASF; 5Suez Environnement; 6CEMEX
4:20pm - 4:30pm
Current Practice, Limitations and Recommendations for Life Cycle Sustainability Evaluations of Biomass Value Chains
1IVL-Swedish Environmental Research Institute; 2RISE Research Institutes of Sweden
4:30pm - 4:40pm
Sustainable road planning. LCA tools designed for optimization at an early and a late stage of road infrastructure planning
1Asplan Viak AS, Norway; 2Norwegian Public Road Administration
4:40pm - 4:50pm
Assessing impacts of land use change using predictive, spatial modelling.
1SEAC, Unilever, United Kingdom; 2Natural Capital Project, Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University, USA; 3Natural Capital Project, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota, USA; 4Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, USA; 5Department of Biology, Center for Conservation Biology, Stanford University, USA
Good practices in food waste management. Integrating economic, social and environmental criteria
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Can We Feed the World? An Integrated Framework for Sustainability Assessment of a Production System in the Australian Food Industry
The University of Queensland, Australia
The value of assessing multiple perspectives and transdisciplinary approaches in the transition to a bio-based economy: the prospect for converting mixed food waste into bio-based chemicals
1RISE Research Institutes of Sweden, Sweden; 2RAGN-SELLS AB
Integrating Urban Metabolism Analysis concept in the Environmental Assessment of Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
11Dept. of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Technology, University of Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain; 22Centre of Environmental and Marine Studies (CESAM), Department of Environment and Planning, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal.
Assessing the eco-efficiency of fisheries: combined application of life cycle assessment and data envelopment analysis in the Cantabrian purse seining fleet
1Universidad de Cantabria, Avda. de los Castros s/n 39005 Santander, Spain; 2Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Departamento de Ingeniería, Red Peruana Ciclo de Vida. Avenida Universitaria 1801, San Miguel L0032, Lima, Perú
Combined use of Data Envelopment Analysis and Life Cycle Assessment for gradual operational and environmental benchmarking in terms of continuous improvement
1Systems Analysis Unit, Instituto IMDEA Energía, Spain; 2Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group, Rey Juan Carlos University, Spain; 3Peruvian LCA Network, Department of Engineering, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru; 4Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Propagating uncertainty in life cycle sustainability assessment into decision-making problems: a multiple criteria decision aid approach
1Polytechnique Montréal, Canada; 2CIRAIG, Montréal
Integrated LCA approach applied to nanomaterials
Ostfold Research AS, Norway
Why hybridise? Pitfalls and potential of integrating life cycle tools
1Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden; 2University of New South Wales, Australia; 3Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil; 4University of Alberta, Canada
Potentials and limitations of combined life cycle approaches and multi-dimensional assessment
Cherry picking in interdisciplinary policy assessment?
IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden
A critical review of existing water accounting methodologies
1Shell, United Kingdom; 2Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development, Utrecht University, the Netherlands
Combination of material flow analysis and life cycle assessment for the evaluation of the plastics packaging waste management system in Austria.
TU Wien, Austria
Coupling the assessment of environmental performance and air quality in residential buildings in a decision making support tool
1CyVi, ISM, Université de Bordeaux, France; 2GCE, I2M, Université de Bordeaux, France
Early-stage LCA and EHS screening using in vivo zebrafish assays to assist green design: a case study of cellulose nanocrystal foam
1Utrecht University, Netherlands, The; 2National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, Netherlands, The; 3Deltares, Netherlands, The; 4Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam,Netheralnds, The
Hotspots Analysis for Promoting Circular Economy
1Waseda University, Japan; 2Japan Environmental Sanitation Center, Japan
RELCA: a REgional Life Cycle inventory Approach for biobased networks
1Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department of Bioenergy. Permoserstraße 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany; 2Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ), Bioenergy Systems Department. Torgauer Straße 116, 04347 Leipzig, Germany
Application of absolute consumption and consumer satisfaction as a unit of measurement in eco-efficiency: a case with book reading activity
The University of Tokyo, Japan
Multi-dimensional assessment perspectives for sustainable development: A case study of sericulture
MTEC, National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand
Evaluation of Product Impacts on Biodiversity in the context of sustainable production: The Product Biodiversity Footprint project
I Care & Consult, France
Towards better life cycle approaches through combined use of system-based methodologies: a case study of interrelationships among environmental sustainability, food systems and diet
The University of Queensland, Australia
SUPPLY RISK ASSESSMENT AND MATERIAL SYSTEM ANALYSIS APPROACHES TO INTEGRATE THE CRITICALITY ISSUE IN PRODUCT LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT
Social Hotspot analysis of a Boiler: pros and cons of the implementation.
1University of Palermo, Italy; 2Italian Association Network of LCA, Italy
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