Biodiversity & land use

Funded by Swedish Energy Agency, partly
Type Working group
Time period 2012-01-01 - Ongoing

There is no holistic way to handle the issue of biodiversity loss and land use when making an LCA. The aim of the working group is to share experience and best practive on how to deal with biodiversity and land use and how to contribute to existing international and national initiatives.

Background

There is no holistic way to handle the issue of biodiversity loss and land use when making an LCA. Industries need a way of communicate how they are dealing with this issues. As well as how to find hotspots regarding biodiversity and land use in their value chain. Many new initiatives, methods and tools have been developed all over the world (among industries, researchers and other organizations), but the lack of harmonization makes it hard to build up trust. There is a need for a common way of measuring biodiversity loss and how to deal with these issues. Also the understanding of the management around these issues needs further investigation.

Aim & objectives

The aim of the working group Biodiversity and land use is to share experience and best practive on how to deal with biodiversity and lans use and how to contribute to existing international and national initiatives.

Outcomes

The group has had several meetings on sharing experiences and best practice on how to deal with biodiversity and lans use. Seminars and meetings has been arranged, with both internal experts sharing their knowledge and invited guests. Mapping and discussion on methods, reports and tools.

Project organisation
Essity Hygiene and Health Chalmers University of Technology IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute KTH Royal Institute of Technology NCC Sverige Nouryon (former AkzoNobel) RISE Research Institutes of Sweden Swedish Environmental Protection Agency Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences  Vattenfall
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