Sustainable Engineering

LCA use for future regulations in the automotive industry

Project description

Assessing potential environmental impacts of products is an essential prerequisite and challenge for future developments when considering limited resource availability and increasing environmental pollution. For this reason, World Auto Steel - the automotive group of the worldwide steel association - is already using LCA as part of its product analysis and is considering using this method as a basis for future regulations for the automotive industry (after 2020). The challenge and the goal of this project is to identify and analyze suitable political instruments (including technical support tools), to develop a concept for connecting LCA and future regulations and to use case studies to test to what extent this can be implemented.

Project-related publications:

Life Cycle Based CO2 Emission Credits: Options for Improving the Efficiency and Effectiveness of Current Tailpipe Emissions Regulation in the Automotive Industry

Policy Options for Life Cycle Assessment Deployment in Legislation

In co-operation with: WorldAutoSteel

Duration January 2013 - November 2019


Dr.-Ing. Annekatrin Lehmann
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E-mail annekatrin.lehmann(at)