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LCA Options for Sustainable Governance Assessed


Klaus Jacob


Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science

Henrik Vagt


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Frieder Rubik


affiliation not provided to SSRN

Gjalt Huppes


CML-IE

Thomas Ekvall


affiliation not provided to SSRN

March 15, 2012


Abstract:     
This paper describes and analyses challenges for the further development of Life-Cycle Analysis (LCA) and other LCA-related tools from a governance perspective, considering their application context in policy and business and the linkages between policy and science. It will be investigated how LCA can be further developed to make it more relevant for supporting both public and private applications in a “new governance” framework. The paper furthermore attempts to elaborate what environmental information is required in sustainability-oriented decision-making, and how the relevant information for sustainability decision-making can be supplied. This applies to different levels of policies, ranging from specific environmental to broader sustainability policies as well as product policy, technology policy and innovation policy. The paper has been developed as part of the international research project “CALCAS co-ordination action for innovation in life-cycle analysis for sustainability”.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 63

Keywords: Life-Cycle Analysis, New Governance

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Date posted: March 17, 2012  

Suggested Citation

Jacob, Klaus and Vagt, Henrik and Rubik, Frieder and Huppes, Gjalt and Ekvall, Thomas, LCA Options for Sustainable Governance Assessed (March 15, 2012). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2023111 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2023111

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Klaus Jacob (Contact Author)
Free University of Berlin (FUB) - Otto Suhr Institute for Political Science ( email )
14195 Berlin
Germany
Henrik Vagt
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Frieder Rubik
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
Gjalt Huppes
CML-IE ( email )
PO Box 9518
Leiden, ZH NL-1012DE
Netherlands
Thomas Ekvall
affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )
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