WP5: Environmental LCA and Nutrient Quality Assessment

Lead Partner: Trinity College Dublin

WP 5 aims to produce new inventory data on the environmental intensity of different legume production systems from the Innovation Case Studies and nutritional analyses using Life-Cycle Analysis.


Task 5.1

Produce a practical report outlining the Life Cycle Analysis methodology to be used in TRUE


Task 5.2

Using Attributional Life Cycle Analysis to assess the environmental footprints of legume products, benchmarked against conventional alternatives


Task 5.3

Assess a range of European diets in terms of environmental burden and nutrient quality. Food choices will be scored according to both decreasing environmental impact and increasing health (Task 5.3)


Task 5.4

Assess how increasing the proportion of legumes and legume products in a range of European diets may increase the beneficial nutrient content of diet/food choice but decrease their environmental impact


Task 5.5

Calculate the combined environmental, health and purchase costs of diet/food choices and assess the affordability and environmental sustainability of legume-based diets



LCA methodology report (Month 12)



Summary leaflet of Attributional LCA (Month 36)



LCA Database for Open Access (Month 36)



Consequential LCA summary (Month 46)



European diets environmental impact & nutrition (Month 36)



Environment and nutri-economic assessments of European diets (Months 36,48)