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TitelBiodiversity Footprint for Financial Institutions Exploring Biodiversity Assessment
Zusammenfassung

Assessing biodiversity is far from a trivial thing, even when you are in a specific location and have time to study an area. The BFFI was developed by PRé, CREM and ASN Bank and is based on a life cycle assessment (LCA) approach, using an already existing pressure-impact model (ReCiPe) and environmental data from LCA databases like EXIOBASE or ecoinvent. When direct data are available, data from background databases is replaced with site- or company specific data. In the BFFI, species richness is used as an indicator for biodiversity and the damage to diversity can be described as the fraction of species that has been lost in comparison with a natural or undisturbed area.

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