This study attempted to comprehensively measure annual environmental loads emitted in administrative divisions of 42 countries, most of which are OECD members, in the year 2015 using the LCIA method LIME3. Using statistical information that was reliable, verifiable, and comparable, the total environmental damage amount for the 42 countries was calculated to be 5.22 trillion USD. The top three amounts for each impact category were land use, water consumption, and forest resource consumption. These damage amounts were placed on a world map to visualize tendencies related to population distribution and industrial activity.
|Translated title of the contribution||Annual environmental impact assessment of administrative divisions in 42 countries within the framework of global-scale LCIA method “LIME3”|
|Number of pages||11|
|Journal||Journal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Jan 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Environmental Engineering