Valuing Biodiversity in Life Cycle Impact Assessment

dc.contributor.authorLindner, Jan Paul
dc.contributor.authorFehrenbach, Horst
dc.contributor.authorWinter, Lisa
dc.contributor.authorBischoff, Mascha
dc.contributor.authorBloemer, Judith
dc.contributor.authorKnuepffer, Eva
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T09:19:59Z
dc.date.available2020-01-07T09:19:59Z
dc.date.issued2019-10-12
dc.date.updated2019-12-13T00:34:14Z
dc.descriptionErratum published on 13 March 2020, see Sustainability 2020, 12(6), 2270. https://doi.org/10.3390/su11205628en
dc.description.abstractIn this article, the authors propose an impact assessment method for life cycle assessment (LCA) that adheres to established LCA principles for land use-related impact assessment, bridges current research gaps and addresses the requirements of different stakeholders for a methodological framework. The conservation of biodiversity is a priority for humanity, as expressed in the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Addressing biodiversity across value chains is a key challenge for enabling sustainable production pathways. Life cycle assessment is a standardised approach to assess and compare environmental impacts of products along their value chains. The impact assessment method presented in this article allows the quantification of the impact of land-using production processes on biodiversity for several broad land use classes. It provides a calculation framework with degrees of customisation (e.g., to take into account regional conservation priorities), but also offers a default valuation of biodiversity based on naturalness. The applicability of the method is demonstrated through an example of a consumer product. The main strength of the approach is that it yields highly aggregated information on the biodiversity impacts of products, enabling biodiversity-conscious decisions about raw materials, production routes and end user products.en
dc.identifier.eissn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://depositonce.tu-berlin.de/handle/11303/10570
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.14279/depositonce-9499
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.issupplementedby10.3390/su11205628
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en
dc.subject.ddc333 Boden- und Energiewirtschaftde
dc.subject.otherbiodiversityen
dc.subject.otherlife cycle assessmenten
dc.subject.otherproduct evaluationen
dc.subject.otherenvironmental managementen
dc.titleValuing Biodiversity in Life Cycle Impact Assessmenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublishedVersionen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.articlenumber5628en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.doi10.3390/su11205628en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.issue20en
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.journaltitleSustainabilityen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublishernameMDPIen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.originalpublisherplaceBaselen
dcterms.bibliographicCitation.volume11en
tub.accessrights.dnbfreeen
tub.affiliationFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaften>Inst. Technischen Umweltschutz>FG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.facultyFak. 3 Prozesswissenschaftende
tub.affiliation.groupFG Technischer Umweltschutz / Sustainable Engineeringde
tub.affiliation.instituteInst. Technischen Umweltschutzde
tub.publisher.universityorinstitutionTechnische Universität Berlinen
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