Cover of the brochure "The Land Rucksack" of the German Environment Agency with photos of different types of land use
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The land rucksack

A method for considering land use in life cycle assessment


Life cycle assessments (LCA) are an essential tool to explore the environmental impacts associated with a product or service over the course of the entire life cycle. For accurate modelling, data on all relevant potential environmental impacts should be included in an LCA. To consider land in the context of an LCA, the quality of the land used to supply a product or service is a key factor. The brochure introduces an approach to include land use in LCA in a comprehensive and user-friendly manner. In the following, a summary of the wide-ranging results of the project is presented in compact form. It is aimed first and foremost at LCA experts, but also at stakeholders and policy-makers charged with implementing strategies and measures for the protection, conservation and sustainable use of land, bio-diversity and ecosystems.

Series
brochure / flyer
Number of pages
54
Year of publication
Author(s)
Horst Fehrenbach, Dr. Mascha Bischoff, Mirjam Busch, Prof. Dr. Birgit Grahl, Stefanie Theis, Joachim Reinhardt, Judith Blömer
Language
English
Project No. (FKZ)
3717 31 105 0
Publisher
Umweltbundesamt
Additional information
PDF is accessible
File size
19773 KB
Price
0,00 €
Print version
not available
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 Life Cycle Assessment  land use  land use change