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Life Cycle Assessment Framework and Tools for Finnish Companies (FINLCA)

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Project description

Life cycle assessment (LCA) and related methods (MFA, SFA, EE-IO, carbon footprint, water footprint, ecological footprint, thermodynamical methods) are commonly used in assessing environmental impacts of products and services. The field is under continuous international development.

The project identifies problems and obstacles in the use of life cycle methods, especially from the corporate perspective, and develops knowledge and know-how on LCA and related methods. A network of research institutes and companies was established to create a national roadmap on how life cycle methods can be promoted in Finnish industries.

The project aims at developing life cycle approaches and a framework to guide, which are the most feasible methods and best practices.  The aim is also to improve the environmental competiveness of the Finnish companies.

The research project constitutes of a theoretical part and several case studies. Theoretical part focuses in the recent development in life cycle methods. Case studies and information from companies is utilised to support the theoretical findings.


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Prof. Jyri Seppälä, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, forename.surname@ymparisto.fi

Senior Research Scientist Riina Antikainen, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, forename.surname@ymparisto.fi

Published 2013-05-03 at 12:33, updated 2013-05-31 at 13:39