Summary

Recommendation ITU-T L.1410 deals with the assessment of the environmental impact of information and communication technology (ICT) goods, networks and services. It is organized in two parts:

Part I (clause 5) ICT life cycle assessment: framework and guidance.

Part II (clause 6) Comparative analysis between ICT and a reference product system (baseline scenario); framework and guidance.

Part I deals with the life cycle assessment (LCA) methodology applied to ICT goods, networks and services (ICT GNS). Part II deals with comparative analysis based on LCA results of an ICT GNS product system and a referenced product system.

This Recommendation provides specific guidance on energy and greenhouse gas (GHG) impacts.