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Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Management

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliv
  2. LCSM Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Swarr, James Fava, Allan Astrup Jensen, Sonia Valdivia, Bruce Vigon
      Pages 35-42
    3. Kevin Dooley, Joby Carlson, Georg Schöner, Vairavan Subramanian, Cameron Childs
      Pages 43-52
    4. Catherine Benoît Norris, Deana Aulisio, Gregory A. Norris, Caroline Hallisey-Kepka, Susan Overakker, Gina Vickery Niederman
      Pages 53-62
  3. LCM Methods and Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Hongtao Wang, Ping Hou, Hao Zhang, Duan Weng
      Pages 65-72
    3. Henrikke Baumann, Johanna Berlin, Birgit Brunklaus, Mathias Lindkvist, Birger Löfgren, Anne-Marie Tillman
      Pages 73-83
    4. Juliette Langlois, Arnaud Hélias, Jean-Philippe Delgenès, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 85-96
    5. Andreas Moeller, Martina Prox
      Pages 97-106
    6. Pierre Collet, Arnaud Hélias, Laurent Lardon, Jean-Philippe Steyer
      Pages 119-130
  4. Water Footprint

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. Sadataka Horie, Ichiro Daigo, Yasunari Matsuno, Yoshihiro Adachi
      Pages 155-160
    3. Carole Farell, Sylvie Turpin, Nydia Suppen
      Pages 161-170

About these proceedings


Our global society has undergone a paradigm shift from environmental protection towards sustainability. To achieve reliable and robust results when assessing sustainability it is vital to apply the principles of comprehensiveness and life cycle perspective. This is where life cycle sustainability assessment (LCSA) and life cycle sustainability management (LCSM) come into play.


This book is a selection of the most relevant contributions to the LCM 2011 conference in Berlin. The material explores scientific and practical solutions to incorporating life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision making. There are several sections addressing methodological topics such as LCSM approaches, methods and tools, while more application-oriented sections deal with the implementation of these approaches in relevant industrial sectors including agriculture and food, packaging, energy, electronics and ICT, and mobility.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Matthias Finkbeiner
    • 1
  1. 1.Technische Universität BerlinInstitut für Technischen UmweltschutzBerlinGermany

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