The aim of this book is to link demand and supply of environmental information in the field of Life Cycle Management. The book is based on the results of the CHAINET concerted action financed by EU-DGXII for the work period 1998-2000, and is intended to build bridges between the different scientific communities in the field of Life Cycle Management. A structured approach is followed, meaning that both demand and supply of environmental information are characterised, after which the two are linked.
Table of Contents
Preface. Foreword. Part I: Demand and supply of environmental information. 1. Introduction. 2. Demands for environmental information. 3. Supply of environmental information for decision support. 4. Analytical tools. 5. Linking supply and demand concerning environmental information. 6. Concluding remarks. References. Part II: Cases and Appendices. A. Case Study: The supply, use and waste management chain of electronic consumer goods. B. Case Study: Towards reduced environmental burden of mobility: improving the automobile life cycle. C. Case Study: The supply, use and waste management of domestic clothes washing. D. Full description of tools. E. Inquiry on user preferences concerning analytical tools for environmental evaluation. F. List of definitions. G. Acronyms and abbreviations.