The Journal of Industrial Ecology invites submissions for a special issue on linking Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment (LCSA) with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

More recently, the 2030 Agenda for SDGs adopted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit aims to achieve a balance between people, planet and prosperity. LCSA methodology is currently gaining momentum beyond case studies toward its potential use as a policy tool to achieve UN SDGs. An example of a question answered by LCSA is “to what extent does a product system and/or the large-scale adoption of a product/service help in achieving (or not miss) SDG targets better than another one?” While various studies have explored this integration, the Journal of Industrial Ecology seeks new research for this special issue to promote the use of LCSA for the cohesive achievement of the SDG framework. 

The Call for Papers welcomes submissions on the development and/or application of LCSA-based indicators that are relevant for policy and planning purposes by a variety of stakeholders within the framework of all 17 SDGs.

  • Optional extended abstract submission deadline: 1 March 2021
  • Full papers invited by editorial team: 15 April 2021
  • Full manuscript submission deadline: 15 October 2021


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