Life Cycle Benefit Assessment (LCBA)
Life Cycle Benefit Assessment (LCBA) is an extended model of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs) that reorients the focus of the analysis towards ecologically and socially positive benefits that can be derived from the lifecycles of products and services. Sustainability thinking has historically focused on reducing harms, minimising damage, or generating ‘net-zero’ impacts during the creation, distribution, use and disposal of goods and services.
Reducing harms is a good step, but misses the opportunity to advance beneficial and ‘nature positive’ outcomes, which LCBAs aim to capture.
For more information, see the Evah Institute’s website: http://www.evahnaturepositive.com/life-cycle-benefit-assessment.html