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Sustainable Management of Materials Products and Services – an Approach to Strategic LCA
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2004 (English)Conference paper, Presentation (Refereed) Published
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This paper outlines the need for a more structured and simplified Life Cycle Assessment approach – called Strategic LCA. It builds on a previously published and peer-reviewed methodology using backcasting from basic principles of socio-ecological sustainability. The idea is to simplify, not by excluding parts of the traditionally covered dimensions in this field, but by a new way of setting system boundaries. Rather than applying boundaries related to geographic regions, or fields of expertise, or particular impacts, all issues found to be relevant as regards achieving sustainability are taken into account. To that end, we use four previously published generic principles of socio-ecological sustainability for the scrutinizing of materials, products and services.

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Bilbao: ERSCP , 2004.
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Sustainability, Systems Thinking, Backcasting, Strategic Planning, System Conditions, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Industrial Ecology, Products, Services, The Natural Step (TNS)
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Applied Mechanics
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-9292Local ID: diva2:837087
European Roundtable on Ssutainable Consumption and Production (ERSCP)
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