Evaluating ecosystem services in the life cycle assessment of grassland-based dairy systems

Nemecek, T.; Jeanneret, P.; Oberholzer, H.-R.; Schüpbach, B.; Roesch, A.; Alig, M.; Hofstetter, P.; Reidy, Beat (2016). Evaluating ecosystem services in the life cycle assessment of grassland-based dairy systems In: The multiple roles of grassland in the European bioeconomy : proceedings of the 26th general meeting of the European Grassland Federation (EGF). Grassland science in Europe: Vol. 21 (pp. 621-623). Wageningen: Wageningen Academic Publishers

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The integration of ecosystem services (ESS) in life cycle assessment (LCA) poses two main challenges: (1) how to integrate ESS within LCA, and (2) how to quantify the delivery of ESS. Several approaches have been proposed to integrate ESS in LCA: using multiple functional units, allocation to ESS, system expansion and introducing additional indicators. Some ESS are already directly or indirectly covered in LCA impact categories, while others remain to be added. The methods SALCA-biodiversity, SALCA-soil quality and the newly developed SALCA-landscape aesthetics will be applied to assess the environmental impacts and ESS from three grassland-based dairy production systems in Switzerland.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Resource-efficient agricultural production systems
School of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences HAFL > Agriculture

Name:

Nemecek, T.;
Jeanneret, P.;
Oberholzer, H.-R.;
Schüpbach, B.;
Roesch, A.;
Alig, M.;
Hofstetter, P. and
Reidy, Beat0000-0002-8619-0209

Subjects:

G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture

ISBN:

978-82-17-01677-9

Series:

Grassland science in Europe

Publisher:

Wageningen Academic Publishers

Language:

English

Submitter:

Admin import user

Date Deposited:

10 Mar 2020 16:08

Last Modified:

18 Dec 2020 13:28

Uncontrolled Keywords:

life cycle assessment, ecosystem services, biodiversity, soil quality, landscape aesthetics

ARBOR DOI:

10.24451/arbor.7427

URI:

https://arbor.bfh.ch/id/eprint/7427

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