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Lorenzo Benini   Dr.  Post Doctoral Researcher 
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Lorenzo Benini published an article in January 2019.
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Serenella Sala

91 shared publications

European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC), Ispra, Italy

Lucia Mancini

3 shared publications

Joint Research Centre

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(2013 - 2019)
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations National inventories of land occupation and transformation flows in the world for land use impact assessment Maria Faragò, Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala, Michela Secchi... Published: 09 January 2019
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-018-01581-8
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Article 5 Reads 9 Citations Hotspots analysis and critical interpretation of food life cycle assessment studies for selecting eco-innovation options... Valentina Castellani, Serenella Sala, Lorenzo Benini Published: 01 January 2017
Journal of Cleaner Production, doi: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.05.078
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Article 0 Reads 8 Citations Characterization of raw materials based on supply risk indicators for Europe Lucia Mancini, Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala Published: 02 June 2016
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-016-1137-2
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Article 1 Read 7 Citations A distance-to-target weighting method for Europe 2020 Valentina Castellani, Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala, Rana P... Published: 22 March 2016
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-016-1079-8
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of normalization factors to methodological assumptions Lorenzo Benini, Serenella Sala Published: 14 December 2015
The International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, doi: 10.1007/s11367-015-1013-5
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CONFERENCE-ARTICLE 9 Reads 0 Citations Historical Trends in Abiotic and Biotic Resource Flows in the EU (1990-2010) Lorenzo Benini, Lucia Mancini, Serenella Sala Published: 31 October 2013
Proceedings of The 3rd World Sustainability Forum, doi: 10.3390/wsf3-a004
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In its Communication "Roadmap to a Resource Efficient Europe" the European Commission defined a vision for EU resource consumption by 2050: the economy will have grown compatibly with resource constraints and planetary boundaries, preserving a high standard of living and lowering the environmental impacts. Such vision entails the sustainable management of natural resources, i.e. raw materials, energy, water, air, land and soil as well as biodiversity and ecosystems. In order to support the scientific discussion on the sustainability of resource use and the evaluation thereof, we have analysed the trends of abiotic and biotic resource consumption within the EU27 over the past 20 years. Beyond traditional mass-based approaches to resource accounting (e.g. Domestic Material Consumption DMC and Domestic Extraction Used, DEU), our assessment is twofold: accounting for the biophysical flows of resources and assessing the impact associated to the flows, , using different life-cycle impact assessment methods (LCIA) for resource depletion and scarcity. The resources considered in the analysis include only those extracted in EU territory, including: raw materials (metals and minerals), energy carriers and biotic resources and the timeframe is 20 years (1990-2010). The final aim is the assessment of the evolution of resource flows in the economy and the related resource depletion due to European production and consumption. Trends of resource production and associated depletion as well as other existing indicators for monitoring resource efficiency are reported and analysed with the aim of: highlighting the occurrence of decoupling over time, both in absolute and relative terms; and giving a comprehensive overview of trends related to different resources, usually handled separately in the existing literature. To complete the sustainability assessment of resource consumption research needs are listed, particularly concerning the need ofOPEN ACCESS complementing the study with the analysis of socio-economic drivers underpinning the resource consumption trends.