publication . Report . 2012

Towards a life-cycle based european sustainability footprint framework: theory, concepts, applications

PELLETIER NATHANIEL; MAAS Rob; GORALCZYK MALGORZATA; WOLF Marc-Andree;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Abstract
Sustainability is central to the policy objectives of the European Commission, but an integrated sustainability assessment framework in support of policy analysis and development is currently lacking. Arriving at an integrated sustainability assessment framework requires clearly articulated definitions of sustainability and sustainable development. Here, we describe the conceptual basis for the proposed European Sustainability Footprint - an integrated sustainability assessment framework for establishing a baseline and tracking trends with respect to the sustainability of European production and consumption, as well as scenario modelling the impacts of policy al...
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