Industrial Ecology and Life Cycle Assessment

In the framework of this module, students will develop an in-depth understanding of the frameworks, principles, tools, and applications of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and Industrial ecology. Policy-makers, communities, civil society, academics and business leaders around the world are increasingly concerned about the environmental and social impacts of production and consumption. Part of the response is the increasing use by industry and governments of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), a growing and diversifying set of methods for systems analysis of environmental, economic, and social impacts of products systems.