Title: Consumption and Consumer Footprint: methodology and results
Authors: SALA SERENELLABENINI LORENZOBEYLOT ANTOINECASTELLANI VALENTINACERUTTI ALESSANDROCORRADO SARACRENNA ELEONORADIACONU EDWARDSANYE MENGUAL ESTHERSECCHI MICHELASINKKO TAIJAPANT RANA
Publisher: Publications Office of the European Union
Publication Year: 2019
JRC N°: JRC113607
ISBN: 978-92-79-97256-0 (online),978-92-79-97255-3 (print)
ISSN: 1831-9424 (online),1018-5593 (print)
Other Identifiers: EUR 29441 EN
OP KJ-NA-29441-EN-N (online),KJ-NA-29441-EN-C (print)
URI: https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC113607
DOI: 10.2760/98570
10.2760/15899
Type: EUR - Scientific and Technical Research Reports
Abstract: This report presents the results of the Life Cycle Indicators (LCIND2) project, aimed at developing two sets of Life cycle Assessment-based indicators for assessing the environmental impact of EU consumption: the Consumption Footprint and the Consumer Footprint. The indicators have been designed aiming at: • monitoring the evolution of impacts over time in the EU and the Member States as well as the progress towards decoupling economic growth from environmental impacts • building an LCA-based framework for assessing relevant consumption and eco-innovation policies. The methodology shall measure the environmental impacts from three different perspectives at end consumer product group level; consumption areas (food, housing, mobility, consumer goods, and appliances); the average EU consumer. • developing a single headline indicator to monitor the evolution of the overall environmental impacts of EU consumption and production at macro level. This includes the elaboration of a specific framework on which to build such indicator and complete time-series for each Member State and European Union as a whole. • testing ecoinnovation scenarios along the supply chains, from extraction of raw materials, to consumer behaviour, up to end of life options. This science for policy report is complemented by a technical report, where methodological details and assumptions as well as comparison with other available studies are reported.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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