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Biodiversity Part 2: Land Use and Biodiversity

In our biodiversity series, we account for the effects of biodiversity in impact assessment. In this article, we tie land use to loss of biodiversity. What has the biggest impact, land conversion or land use? And who do we hold responsible?

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Guidance For Modelling The Use Stage In The PEF Approach

For many product groups, the use stage can contribute much to the overall environmental impact. However, underlying modelling assumptions make it difficult to pinpoint exactly how much. Standardising the modelling approaches can greatly reduce the uncertainties in the calculated use-stage impact. The Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR) and Organisation Environmental Footprint Sector Rules (OEFSRs), …

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Biodiversity Part 1: Our Impact On Biodiversity

Biodiversity is an important topic for sustainability professionals and policymakers. In this article, we start to unravel biodiversity impact assessment. Some starting points: how do you define nature? And why is nature so valuable?

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Towards Global Guidance for LCIA Indicators and Methods – Pellston Workshop

After a period in which many people worked hard to make LCA easier to do and interpret, the latest developments are mostly focused at making LCA more efficient by standardization. An important initiative is the Flagship 1b project of UNEP SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, which aims at a global consensus and guidance for a limited …

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3D printing guarantees efficiency. Myth or not?

A 3D-printed object is created with no waste material at all, in contrast to other industrial manufacturing processes. Does that mean 3D printing really is a perfect solution for efficiency? Read this month’s Sustainability Mythbusters.

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Developments in LCA in the Food Industry

Food LCAs could offer excellent improvement opportunities. However, agricultural data is very complex. Harmonisation and transparency in methods and data are the answer. Many excellent initiatives are working towards this right now. Read on to find out more.

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Measuring The Environmental Footprint Of Organisations In The PEF Initiative

The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is game-changing in product assessment. This week, we discuss how the same principles can be used to evaluate the environmental footprint of organisations.

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Carbon Modelling In The PEF Initiative

PEF SERIES via PRé Sustainability | The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is game-changing when it comes to comparing products. This time, we talk about the state of the art of carbon modelling in the PEF approach.

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Electric Cars Guarantee Green Mobility: Myth Or Not?

Electric vehicles are lauded as the best passenger vehicles available today. But do they really have lower impacts than hybrid vehicles or the much-maligned internal combustion vehicles? This month’s Sustainability Mythbusters.

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Impact Assessment In The PEF Initiative

PEF SERIES | The Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) approach is game-changing when it comes to comparing products. This time, we talk about how the PEF initiative chose its impact assessment methods.

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