The Life Cycle Initiative’s Position Paper titled ‘Principles for the application of life cycle sustainability assessment’ has been noted to be the most downloaded paper in 2022 in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment. This comes from data published in September 2023, which covers all the Journal’s downloaded Full-Text Open Choice articles published from 2020 to 2022.

The LCSA position paper was published by the Life Cycle Initiative in August 2021, with the aim to support improved Life Cycle Sustainability Assessments worldwide. This open-access paper — now counting over 32,000 accesses — was the most downloaded in the year 2022 of all articles published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment between 2020 and 2022. Not only was it the top accessed article of 2022, the Initiative’s position paper is also the second most downloaded of all time, trailing only one article published in 2017.

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