For a wide distribution of a database it’s important to take a couple of key aspects into account that influence the distribution of any database:

  1. Data formats
  2. Interoperability
  3. GLAD network
  4. GLAD node requirements
  5. Availability in LCA software and other tools

Next to that it’s is important to think about a methodological handbook and the background data used. Both have quite an influence on the aspects above. The more both are aligned with other, widely used databases, the easier it will be to assure interoperability and thus distribution and use. CDLCI is an initiative that tries to accommodate that and provide a handbook and core data that national and sector specific databases can be built upon.


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