Quantified uncertainties in comparative LCAs: what can be concluded?

Jeroen Guinée

Leiden University - Faculty of Science - Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML)

Dr. ir. Jeroen Guinée (M) has worked at the Institute of Envi­ron­mental Scie­nces (CML), Le­i­den Un­i­ve­rsi­ty since 1987, focusing on the research areas of life cycle assessment (LCA) and substance flow analysis (SFA). He has completed his PhD on LCA in 1995. In 2002 he edited one of the most respected publications in the field of Life Cycle Assessment: “ Handbook on Life Cycle Assessment. Operational Guide to the ISO Standards”. His research has resulted in more than 50 publications in international scientific journals and books. 


Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of products gains meaning in comparative contexts where practitioners aim to disprove comparative assertions to inform a choice. However, interpretation of comparative LCAs is challenging given the... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Angelica Mendoza Beltran (Leiden University, Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML), Department of Industrial Ecology)
  2. Valentina Prado-Lopez (Leiden University)
  3. David Font Vivanco (Yale University, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Center for Industrial Ecology)
  4. Patrik J.g. Henriksson (Stockholm Resilience Centre)
  5. Jeroen Guinée (Leiden University - Faculty of Science - Institute of Environmental Sciences (CML))
  6. Reinout Heijungs (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Econometrics and Operations Research)

Topic Areas

• Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a , • Decision support methods and tools


MS-11 » Special Session: "Beyond quantification and propagation of uncertainty in comparative Life Cycle Assessments: what does it all mean in the end?" (11:45 - Monday, 26th June, Room H)



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