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Tools for sustainability: development and application of an integrated framework

Objective

Using the best elements of life cycle analysis, sustainability indicators, impact pathway analysis, risk analysis, cost-benefit analysis, and multi-criteria analysis (MCA), an integrated approach will be developed that can be applied in a coherent manner to a wide range of policy issues.
This approach will be tested with 4 case studies, to provide a quantitative assessment of the environmental and socio-economic consequences of possible policies in the EU:
1) Reducing air quality impacts of transport,
2) Reducing the impacts of nitrate fertilizer,
3) Examining the options for treating waste that remains after source reduction and recycling, and
4) Reducing the impacts of selected hazardous chemicals. The weighting of the criteria of the MCA will be determined by the stakeholder involvement and dissemination phrase of the project.

Funding Scheme

ACM - Preparatory, accompanying and support measures

Coordinator

ASSOCIATION POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LE DEVELOPPEMENT DES METHODES ET PROCESSUS INDUSTRIELS
Address
Boulevard Saint-michel 60
75272 Paris
France

Participants (7)

CHARLES UNIVERSITY PRAGUE
Czechia
Address
U. Krize 8
158 00 Praha 5
INSTITUT VIVENDI ENVIRONNEMENT
France
Address
Rue Pierre Charron 60
75008 Paris
INSTITUTE OF CONTROL AND SYSTEM RESEARCH
Bulgaria
Address
Acad. G. Bonchev Street, Building 2, 4Th Floor
1113 Sofia
MIKE HOLLAND
United Kingdom
Address
New Buildings 2
RG8 7PW Reading
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
Greece
Address
9,Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athens
UNIVERSITY OF BATH
United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
Bath
VITO - VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV
Belgium
Address
200,Boeretang 200
2400 Mol