Promoting global consensus on Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators

Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators: Volume 1 identifies best practices and recommended characterization factors for a variety of impact areas: Climate Change, Health Impacts of fine particulate matter, Water use Impacts, and Land use Impacts on Biodiversity. What makes this guidance so unique is the global consensus-building process, endorsement by an international partnership. This makes the indicators attractive to be used in policy and reporting frameworks requiring recognition and stability.

Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators: Volume 2 is a continuation of a series of reports addressing these issues. Aimed at life cycle assessment practitioners and method developers, it identifies the “current best available practice” in a variety of areas. This 2nd Volume focuses on Acidification & Eutrophication, Human Toxicity and Ecotoxicity, Mineral Resources, and Soil Quality. The global importance of these impact areas is recognized in specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in several resolutions of UNEA4.




Giving feedback

We appreciate your interest in Life Cycle Impact Assessment indicators and the work of the Life Cycle Initiative in this domain. We would appreciate your feedback on the report and characterization factors provided, so please send any feedback to us by email.