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Copyright Bren School of Environmental Science and Management 2007 Bren School of Environmental Science & Management 4 th Assignment – Industrial Ecology – ESM282 – W08 ________________________________________________ Industrial Ecology & Environmental Decision Making The deadline for this assignment is Wednesday, 12 March 2008, 10:00am . Please submit printed hard copies of your answers before class. You are encouraged to do the exercises and submit your answers in groups of up to 3 students. All the maths that are required are addition, multiplication and division. In the case of important additional questions please contact Roland Geyer via email (geyer@bren.ucsb.edu). When you have completed the exercises you should Have an appreciation of the importance of a life cycle perspective in environmental decision making and problem solving. Feel confident in using life cycle approaches for environmental decision making. Be able to scope, plan and formulate research projects that apply life cycle thinking to envi- ronmental problem solving. I hope you enjoy this exercise and look forward to discussing the results with you!
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Copyright Bren School of Environmental Science and Management 2007 Exercise 1: Automotive GHG reductions through light-weight materials The third part of the IPCC’s 4 th Assessment Report emphasizes that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions have to be stabilized by 2020 in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Last year, Ivo de Boer, Executive Secretary of the UNFCCC, reported that between 2000 and 2004 GHG emissions of industrialised nations have increased by 2.4%, after they had been modestly declin- ing throughout the 90s. His report did not account for the GHG emissions of new industrial forces
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This note was uploaded on 08/06/2008 for the course ESM 282 taught by Professor Geyer during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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