The Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators 2 is 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 also recognized in specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as in several resolutions of UNEA4.
The guidance also strengthens the position of the Life Cycle Initiative as a global body for the stewardship of impact assessment methods, delivering much-needed consensus-building among method developers and users at the interface between science and decision- and policy-making. It has been built with significant in-kind contribution of hundreds of experts in the last few years. More practically, it provides the necessary access to internationally endorsed, scientifically robust, and stable indicators so that life cycle assessment users can incorporate them in their studies.
Please note: we have not yet finalised with the curating of the Characterization Factors file for the Volume 2. We do not at the moment have an estimate of when the file will be uploaded, but certainly by the end of 2020.