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|Publisher||Federal Office for the Environment FOEN|
Methodological fundamentals and their application in Switzerland.
The ecological scarcity method makes it possible to assess the impact of emissions, the use of resources and waste as part of a life cycle assessment. The key metrics of this method are eco-factors, which measure the environmental damage in eco-points (UBP) per unit of quantity. This publication describes how Switzerland's eco-factors are derived on the basis of current emissions in relation to the targets set out in legislation. This fifth edition adds eco-factors for the use of marine fish resources to the set of existing eco-factors. The assessments of water use and biodiversity loss through land use are now based on internationally recommended approaches. The method itself remains unchanged.
Last modification 23.12.2021