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Coupling attributional and consequential life cycle assessment: A matter of social responsibility

Brander, Matthew; Burritt, Roger; Christ, Katherine L.


A long-running debate within the life cycle assessment literature concerns the appropriate uses for attributional and consequential forms of life cycle assessment. A recently published contribution to this debate suggests that social responsibility necessarily requires a consequential perspective, and that taking an attributional perspective is optional, but not necessary. The present paper critiques this suggestion by exploring two limitations with only taking a consequential perspective....[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cleaner Production
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2019.01.066


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