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Rethinking the area of protection 'Natural Resources' in life cycle assessment

Jo Dewulf UGent, Lorenzo Benini, Lucia Mancini, Serenella Sala, Gian Andrea Blengini, Fulvio Ardente, Marco Recchioni, Joachim Maes, Rana Pant and David Pennington (2015) ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 49(9). p.5310-5317
abstract
Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) in classical life cycle assessment (LCA) aims at analyzing potential impacts of products and services typically on three so-called areas of protection (AoPs): Natural Environment, Human Health, and Natural Resources. This paper proposes an elaboration of the AoP Natural Resources. It starts with analyzing different perspectives on Natural Resources as they are somehow sandwiched in between the Natural Environment (their cradle) and the human-industrial environment (their application). Reflecting different viewpoints, five perspectives are developed with the suggestion to select three in function of classical LCA. They result in three safeguard subjects: the Asset of Natural Resources, their Provisioning Capacity, and their role in Global Functions. Whereas the Provisioning Capacity is fully in function of humans, the global functions go beyond provisioning as they include nonprovisioning functions for humans and regulating and maintenance services for the globe as a whole, following the ecosystem services framework. A fourth and fifth safeguard subject has been identified: recognizing the role Natural Resources for human welfare, either specifically as building block in supply chains of products and services as such, either with or without their functions beyond provisioning. But as these are far broader as they in principle should include characterization of mechanisms within the human industrial society, they are considered as subjects for an integrated sustainability assessment (LCSA: life cycle sustainability assessment), that is, incorporating social, economic and environmental issues.
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ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, CRITICALITY, IMPACT ASSESSMENT
journal title
ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Environ. Sci. Technol.
volume
49
issue
9
pages
5310 - 5317
Web of Science type
Article
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000354155800009
JCR category
ENGINEERING, ENVIRONMENTAL
JCR impact factor
5.393 (2015)
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3/50 (2015)
JCR quartile
1 (2015)
ISSN
0013-936X
DOI
10.1021/acs.est.5b00734
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English
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yes
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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5961859
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-5961859
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2015-05-20 15:54:39
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  abstract     = {Life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) in classical life cycle assessment (LCA) aims at analyzing potential impacts of products and services typically on three so-called areas of protection (AoPs): Natural Environment, Human Health, and Natural Resources. This paper proposes an elaboration of the AoP Natural Resources. It starts with analyzing different perspectives on Natural Resources as they are somehow sandwiched in between the Natural Environment (their cradle) and the human-industrial environment (their application). Reflecting different viewpoints, five perspectives are developed with the suggestion to select three in function of classical LCA. They result in three safeguard subjects: the Asset of Natural Resources, their Provisioning Capacity, and their role in Global Functions. Whereas the Provisioning Capacity is fully in function of humans, the global functions go beyond provisioning as they include nonprovisioning functions for humans and regulating and maintenance services for the globe as a whole, following the ecosystem services framework. A fourth and fifth safeguard subject has been identified: recognizing the role Natural Resources for human welfare, either specifically as building block in supply chains of products and services as such, either with or without their functions beyond provisioning. But as these are far broader as they in principle should include characterization of mechanisms within the human industrial society, they are considered as subjects for an integrated sustainability assessment (LCSA: life cycle sustainability assessment), that is, incorporating social, economic and environmental issues.},
  author       = {Dewulf, Jo and Benini, Lorenzo and Mancini, Lucia and Sala, Serenella and Blengini, Gian Andrea and Ardente, Fulvio and Recchioni, Marco and Maes, Joachim and Pant, Rana and Pennington, David},
  issn         = {0013-936X},
  journal      = {ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE \& TECHNOLOGY},
  keyword      = {ECOSYSTEM SERVICES,CRITICALITY,IMPACT ASSESSMENT},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {9},
  pages        = {5310--5317},
  title        = {Rethinking the area of protection 'Natural Resources' in life cycle assessment},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.est.5b00734},
  volume       = {49},
  year         = {2015},
}

Chicago
Dewulf, Jo, Lorenzo Benini, Lucia Mancini, Serenella Sala, Gian Andrea Blengini, Fulvio Ardente, Marco Recchioni, Joachim Maes, Rana Pant, and David Pennington. 2015. “Rethinking the Area of Protection ‘Natural Resources’ in Life Cycle Assessment.” Environmental Science & Technology 49 (9): 5310–5317.
APA
Dewulf, Jo, Benini, L., Mancini, L., Sala, S., Blengini, G. A., Ardente, F., Recchioni, M., et al. (2015). Rethinking the area of protection “Natural Resources” in life cycle assessment. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, 49(9), 5310–5317.
Vancouver
1.
Dewulf J, Benini L, Mancini L, Sala S, Blengini GA, Ardente F, et al. Rethinking the area of protection “Natural Resources” in life cycle assessment. ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY. 2015;49(9):5310–7.
MLA
Dewulf, Jo, Lorenzo Benini, Lucia Mancini, et al. “Rethinking the Area of Protection ‘Natural Resources’ in Life Cycle Assessment.” ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 49.9 (2015): 5310–5317. Print.