Impact WORLD+

A globally regionalized method for life cycle impact assessment (LCIA)

IMPACT World+ is a globally regionalized method for life cycle impact assessment (LCIA), integrating multiple state-of-the-art developments as well as damages on water and carbon areas of concern within a consistent LCIA framework. Most of the regional impact categories have been spatially resolved and all the long-term impact categories have been subdivided between shorter-term damages (over the 100 years after the emission) and long-term damages.
It is based on a midpoint-damage framework with four distinct complementary viewpoints to present an LCIA profile (See Methodology for more details):
  1. midpoint impacts,
  2. damages impacts,
  3. damages on human health, ecosystem quality, and resources & ecosystem services areas of protection,
  4. damages on water and carbon areas of concerns.
IMPACT World+ enables the practitioner to parsimoniously account for spatial variability and to identify the elementary flows to be regionalized in priority to increase the discriminating power of LCA.

In collaboration with

DTU
Quantis
University of Michigan
EPFL

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