Eco-efficiency assessment by industry for japanese municipalities nationwide based on gross regional product and environmental damage

Junya Yamasaki, Toshiharu Ikaga, Norihiro Itsubo

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Abstract

In this study, eco-efficiency assessment by industry was conducted uniformly for all Japanese municipalities based on indicators of both economic value and environmental load. For these, the respective indicators were gross regional product and amount of environmental damage calculated by the endpoint-type life cycle impact assessment method “LIME2.” Based on reliable, verifiable, and comparable statistical information, eco-efficiency was calculated to be 69.8 for all industries throughout Japan in 2015. The assessment results of all municipalities were placed on a map to visualize the regionality of eco-efficiency, which revealed industry trends nationwide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)745-755
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume85
Issue number776
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Oct

Keywords

  • Added value
  • Eco-efficiency
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • LIME2
  • Local government

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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