Hrefna Run Vignisdottir

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LCA and sustainability thinking in large infrastructure projects.

Beskrivelse

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA) is running a project “Coastal Highway Route E39” which is about developing this route into a more efficient corridor with no ferry connections. Large infrastructure projects in general and road transportation in particular have significant environmental impacts. In large programs like E39, it is important to facilitate knowledge-based decisions. This need is particularly pressing when the premises for decision-making is changing. A pressing concern is the need for a tool that can calculate the environmental impacts from infrastructure developments in various scenarios for the future concerning both vehicle technology and climate change. The proposed tool is intended to assess environmental impacts from infrastructure projects, that incorporates the effect of construction work, operation and maintenance, geometrical design, vehicle technologies and future energy production.