Absolute environmental sustainability assessment of production and consumption in a systems perspective

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There is an increasing interest in understanding environmental impacts from a system perspective and in relating impacts of individual countries, organizations, etc., to global sustainability limits and goals. This enables an understanding of what it takes for countries, organizations, etc., to be considered sustainable in an absolute sense and not just “less unsustainable” than something else.
This course introduces the concept of absolute sustainability assessment, gives important examples of its application to countries, companies and consumption patterns, and enables the participants to carry out partial absolute assessments in practice.
Period15 Aug 202219 Aug 2022
Event typeCourse
Conference number12953
OrganiserTechnical University of Denmark
LocationCopenhagen, DenmarkShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Life cycle assessment
  • Sustainable development goals
  • Circular economy
  • Planetary boundaries
  • Absolute sustainability

Field of Science

  • 2.7 Environmental engineering