Table of Contents

 1     Scope          
 2     References               
 3     Definitions 
        3.1     Terms defined elsewhere        
        3.2     Terms defined in this Recommendation            
 4     Abbreviations and acronyms             
 5     Part I: ICT life cycle assessment: framework and guidance   
        5.1     General description of an LCA for ICT goods, networks and services     
        5.2     Methodological framework     
        5.3     Reporting        
        5.4     Critical review
 6     Part II: Comparative analysis between ICT and a reference product system (baseline scenario): framework and guidance    
        6.1     General description of comparative analysis    
        6.2     Methodological framework of comparative analysis    
        6.3     Reporting        
        6.4     Critical review
Annex A – A method for assessing the environmental load of the working environment    
        A.1     Purpose of targeting the working environment in the assessment of ICT GNS
        A.2     Functional unit             
        A.3     System boundary        
        A.4     Life cycle inventory (LCI)          
Annex B – Details regarding the handling of software    
Annex C – Generic processes    
Annex D – Part types of ICT goods    
Annex E – ICT network overview    
Annex F – Specific ICT unit processes    
Annex G – EoLT processes    
Annex H – Modelling of unit processes    
Annex J – Elementary flows (emissions and resources)    
Annex K – Fuels    
Appendix I – Life cycle stages overview    
Appendix II – Applicable data types per life cycle stage/unit processes    
Appendix III – Uncertainties of life cycle assessments for ICT goods, networks and services    
Appendix IV – Opportunities and limitations in the use of LCAs for ICT goods, networks and services    
Appendix V – Examples for calculating second order effects    
Appendix VI – Energy mix    
Appendix VII – Examples    
      VII.1     Examples of evaluation methods for a wired network infrastructure  
      VII.2     Example of an evaluation method for a wireless network infrastructure           
      VII.3     Example of evaluation results (video conference and conference on location)               
      VII.4     Example of the evaluation of the environmental impact of the use stage for the working environment    
      VII.5     Example of an evaluation method for ICT services of internal information systems for municipal governments in Japan    
      VII.6     Example regarding comparative analysis of mobile telecommunication networks