Towards More Holistic Environmental Impact Assessment: Hybridisation of Life Cycle Assessment and Quantitative Risk Assessment
Paper in proceedings, 2015

Global and local environmental impacts of products or services can sometimes be in conflict with one another. Therefore, the importance of considering both impacts in environmental management must be recognised. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is useful in evaluating global impacts while quantitative risk assessment (QRA) is effective in local impact assessments. The benefits of combining LCA and QRA in this regard have been recognised. Advantages and disadvantages of different hybridisation approaches were critically examined in this paper. There seems to be no single best approach and a method needs to be carefully selected depending on the type of application. (C) 2015 The Authors, Published by Elsevier B.V.

Life cycle assessment

Environmental management

Quantitative risk assessment

Environmental decision making

Multicriteria decision analysis

Life cycle risk assessment

Environmental impact assessment


Yumi Kobayashi

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Gregory Peters

Chalmers, Chemical and Biological Engineering, Chemical Environmental Science

Stuart Khan

University of New South Wales (UNSW)

Procedia CIRP

22128271 (ISSN)

Vol. 29 378-383

Subject Categories

Environmental Analysis and Construction Information Technology



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