This eUnit is suited for both Sustainability Professionals, that are managing an LCA project, and LCA practitioners. It provides an overview of each category for managers, as well as detailed information on how each category is measured for practitioners, and managers who want to dive deeper.
In LCA we ultimately want to know how emissions from our activities impact ecosystem and human health, and how our activities are depleting earth's resources: our fossil fuels, metals, water, land etc. To do this, we group potential impacts into areas of concern, impact categories.
In this eUnit you will learn about ten impact categories, what the category is measuring, why we care about it, the major activities and emissions that are effecting the category, and, finally, some of the environmental mechanisms scientists are modeling within each category. Learn More.