The referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU sent shock waves around the world. The decision to leave the EU has strong implications, but these implications are yet to be understood. It could impact the economy, society and of course, the environment. In regards to the environment, we can at least ask - what are the implications for the EU’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets? Does it hinder or help the EU's route to sustainability?
To provide some background, the European Union, which composed of 28 members at the time of writing, has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20%, below 1990 levels, by 2020. There is an additional target for 2030, which is a more stringent 40% reduction. The uncertainty around the UK’s future role in the EU has led us to ask, what is the Brexit effect upon these targets?
We are delighted to announce that Circular Ecology is now an official supporter of OpenLCA, which is a popular life cycle assessment software. Circular Ecology funded an update to OpenLCA, which was a new copy and paste functionality. This new function allows results to be exported more easily, thereby saving users considerable time in the process.
Circular Ecology’s team have been using various LCA software packages for over 10 years, but they started using OpenLCA in 2014. One of the main attractions to Circular Ecology was the open source nature of the software. In fact, it was the only open source LCA software available. Furthermore, OpenLCA can be used with the same high quality LCA databases as with other commercial LCA software, such as the ecoinvent database.
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