WE.3.B || SDG Corporate Responsibility

Portner, Benjamin W.; Weidema, Bo; Moser, Leonard

In an ongoing project, the Life Cycle Initiative develops a framework to bring the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into product Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) [1]. This presentation gives insights into the status of the quantitative approach developed as part of this project. We will present for the first time inventories and characterization factors developed for the Exiobase3 database [2,3]. Furthermore, we present early impact assessment results in a case study on electrolytic hydrogen production in Germany, using inventory data from the GNOSIS project [4]. By this example, current gaps in the database and methodology will be highlighted and pathways for future development discussed. REFERENCES [1] Weidema, B.; Goedkoop, M.; Meijer, E.; Harmens, R. Linking the UN Sustainable Development Goals to Life Cycle Impact Pathway Frameworks. Report. (accessed October 14, 2020). [2] Merciai, S.; Schmidt, J. Methodology for the Construction of Global Multi-Regional Hybrid Supply and Use Tables for the EXIOBASE v3 Database. Journal of Industrial Ecology 2018, 22, 516–531. [3] Stadler, K.; Wood, R.; Bulavskaya, T.; Södersten, C.-J.; Simas, M.; Schmidt, S.; Usubiaga, A.; Acosta-Fernández, J.; Kuenen, J.; Bruckner, M.; et al. EXIOBASE 3: Developing a Time Series of Detailed Environmentally Extended Multi-Regional Input-Output Tables. Journal of Industrial Ecology 2018, 22, 502–515. [4] GNOSIS Consortium. Holistische Bewertung des elektrischen Fliegens: LuFo VI-1 project. (accessed March 15, 2021).