In search of indicators to assess the environmental impact of diets

In search of indicators to assess the environmental impact of diets Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:1297–1314 DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1371-2 POLICIES AND SUPPORT IN RELATION TO LCA 1 2 2 Corné van Dooren & Harry Aiking & Pier Vellinga Received: 3 March 2017 /Accepted: 29 June 2017 /Published online: 2 August 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract level, life cycle assessment includes 11 pressure indicators. Purpose The aim of this paper is to identify a set of crucial Of the latter, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) and land indicators to assess the most pressing environmental impacts use (LU) are the most frequently used indicators in diet of diets. studies. Methods Based on a literature review, 55 potential assessment Conclusions We conclude that GHGEs and LU fulfill the se- methods were selected and their distinctive indicators identi- lection criteria and address most of the environmental impact fied. The methods were classified according to their position of diets well. In the future, these indicators should be supple- in the DPSIR framework [chain of Drivers, Pressures, State mented with an indicator addressing the nitrogen and phos- (changes), Impacts, and Responses], and into 15 environmen- phorous efficiency of food products. tal issues at three levels. The selection was narrowed down to . . eight, based http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment Springer Journals

In search of indicators to assess the environmental impact of diets

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
Subject
Environment; Environment, general; Environmental Economics; Environmental Engineering/Biotechnology; Environmental Chemistry
ISSN
0948-3349
eISSN
1614-7502
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11367-017-1371-2
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Int J Life Cycle Assess (2018) 23:1297–1314 DOI 10.1007/s11367-017-1371-2 POLICIES AND SUPPORT IN RELATION TO LCA 1 2 2 Corné van Dooren & Harry Aiking & Pier Vellinga Received: 3 March 2017 /Accepted: 29 June 2017 /Published online: 2 August 2017 Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2017 Abstract level, life cycle assessment includes 11 pressure indicators. Purpose The aim of this paper is to identify a set of crucial Of the latter, greenhouse gas emissions (GHGEs) and land indicators to assess the most pressing environmental impacts use (LU) are the most frequently used indicators in diet of diets. studies. Methods Based on a literature review, 55 potential assessment Conclusions We conclude that GHGEs and LU fulfill the se- methods were selected and their distinctive indicators identi- lection criteria and address most of the environmental impact fied. The methods were classified according to their position of diets well. In the future, these indicators should be supple- in the DPSIR framework [chain of Drivers, Pressures, State mented with an indicator addressing the nitrogen and phos- (changes), Impacts, and Responses], and into 15 environmen- phorous efficiency of food products. tal issues at three levels. The selection was narrowed down to . . eight, based

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The International Journal of Life Cycle AssessmentSpringer Journals

Published: Aug 2, 2017

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