A scale-consistent land use impact indicator for Life Cycle Assessment and Environmentally-Extended Input-Output Analysis

Tiago Morais

Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa

Tiago G. Morais is currently a PhD student at Instituto Superior Técnico - University of Lisbon (Portugal) in collaboration with the Institute for Social Ecology - AlpenAdriaUniversität Klagenfurt (Austria). In his PhD, Tiago Morais is studying the sustainability of human diets, namely sustainable livestock production and how it affects carbon and nitrogen cycling agroecosystems using scale-consistent approaches (i.e. can be applied at farm or regional scales). His main domain of specialization is environmental assessment applied to the agri-food sector, in particular, using Life Cycle Assessment. He produced a scale-consistent agri-food Life Cycle Inventory for Portugal. He also developed several Life Cycle Impact Assessment models for land use impacts using soil organic carbon depletion at regional (European Union) and global scales.


Objective: Recent regionalized Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) characterization models (e.g. for biodiversity), originally applied at product level, have been adapted to Environmentally-Extended Input-Output Analysis... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Ricardo Teixeira (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  2. Tiago Morais (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)
  3. Tiago Domingos (Instituto Superior Técnico, Universidade de Lisboa)

Topic Areas

• Environmentally and socially-extended input-output analysis , • Life cycle sustainability assessment , • Food, energy, water, and nutrient material flows and footprints


WS-8 » Input-Output analysis and the Circular economy (11:30 - Wednesday, 28th June, Room E)

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