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Sustainability Assessment of Technologies (SAT)

United Nations

Method from UNEP that provides a framework for the selection of technologies that will best provide a solution to a given problem, from combined economic, social, environmental and technical perspectives.

Please note:

Life cycle perspective is taken into account for economic impacts and climate change. Not for the other themes.

Themes

Indirect economic impacts
Climate change
Economic performance
Legality
Occupational safety, security & tranquility
Participation, influence and perception

Assessment type

Mixed
Quantitative
Qualitative

Spatial focus of object

Regional
Mixed

Technical Stage

Commercial

Spatial focus of impact

Generic
Local

Life Cycle

Cradle to gate
No life cycle

English available

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Object: Product
Goal: Self-assessment; Management tool; Product optimisation
Motivation: Improvement