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Addressment of Uncertainty and Variability in Attributional Environmental Life Cycle Assessment

Abstract 'Attributional' Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) quantitatively tracks the potential environmental impacts of international value chains, in retrospective, while ensuring that burden shifting is avoided. Despite the growing popularity of LCA as a decision-support tool, there are numerous concerns relating to uncertainty and variability in LCA that affects its reliability and credibility. It is pertinent that some part of future research in LCA be guided towards increasing reliability and credibility for decision-making, while utilizing the LCA framework established by ISO 14040.

In this dissertation, I have synthesized the present state of knowledge and application of uncertainty and variability in ‘attributional’ LCA, and contri... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Subramanian, Vairavan (Author) / Golden, Jay S (Advisor) / Chester, Mikhail V (Advisor) / Allenby, Braden R (Committee member) / Dooley, Kevin J (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Sustainability / Environmental impacts / Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) / Uncertainty / Variability
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 295 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Sustainability 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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