Sustainability, Volume 11, Issue 7 (April-1 2019) – 364 articles
Cover Story (view full-size image): Land use and land use change are among the main drivers of the ongoing loss of biodiversity at a global-scale. Although there are excellent Life Cy-cle Impact Assessment (LCIA) methods to measure this impact, they are still rarely used by companies or municipalities. Maier et al. review exist-ing methods, highlight research gaps and report on a newly developed methodological approach for analyzing biodiversity impacts in an Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The paper provides an analytical framework that combines several disciplines such as biodiversity conservation and LCA. It makes use of and harmonizes the broad spectrum of research re-sults already available. In doing so, it offers LCA end users a coherent framework to assess the impact on biodiversity throughout a global value chain and to mitigate the effects by illustrating concrete measures that could be taken. View this paper
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