Promoting global consensus on Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators

The Life Cycle Initiative’s flagship publication “Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators Volume 1” is now available for download. The publication goes a long way in identifying the “current best practice”, and recommended characterization factors in 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, and its endorsement by an international partnership. Such robust and international backing should make these indicators especially attractive to be used in policy and reporting frameworks requiring recognition and stability.

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. To this end, we will establish a discussion forum on the topic on this website. While this is being prepared, you may send any feedback to us by email.