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Special Issue "Empowering Social Life Cycle Assessment for Informed Decision-Making"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Anthropogenic Circularity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2022) | Viewed by 393

Special Issue Editors

Chemical and Environmental Engineering Group, Rey Juan Carlos University, E-28933 Móstoles, Spain
Interests: life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; social life cycle assessment; life cycle sustainability assessment; data envelopment analysis; multicriteria decision analysis; energy system modelling; supply chain management
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Systems Analysis Unit, IMDEA Energy, Av. Ramón de la Sagra 3, E-28935 Móstoles, Spain
Interests: data envelopment analysis; energy systems modelling; life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; multi-criteria decision analysis; sustainability assessment
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The current context of the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change action has revealed the need to establish the present period as a turning point towards a sustainable recovery that modifies current production and consumption patterns. To effectively address these changes, it is necessary to understand, in depth, the risks and impacts associated with current patterns. In particular, the need to measure social impacts across the supply chain of products has aroused great interest among decision-makers. Today's interconnected and global supply chains normally hide impacts that undermine the defense of the social rights of workers and local communities. However, these supply chains can, in turn, represent an opportunity for the economies and societies of the countries of origin where the production processes are located. Social life cycle assessment (S-LCA) has become an adequate methodology for evaluating such risks and opportunities, but with pending challenges for enhancing its potential for decision-making. Thus, the purpose of this Special Issue is to “empower” S-LCA for informed decision-making by means of original research, case studies, reviews or discussion contributions focused on enhancing practicality and communication in product-oriented S-LCA. The research studies submitted can address methodological developments and explore the combination of S-LCA with other tools and areas such as supply chain management, scenario analysis, uncertainty analysis, multicriteria decision analysis (MCDA) and sustainability reporting.

Dr. Mario Martín-Gamboa
Dr. Diego Iribarren
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • social impacts
  • social life cycle assessment
  • decision-making
  • supply chain management
  • multicriteria decision analysis
  • scenario analysis
  • uncertainty analysis
  • sustainability reporting
  • life cycle sustainability assessment

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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