The Product Durability and Lifetime Emissions Dilemma

Join our webinar and business brief launch, where we outline the product durability and lifetime emissions dilemma as a part of our Nordic webinar series "Dilemmas in Science-Based Climate Action".

As part of the European Green Deal, the EU Commission is inciting companies within the Union to produce more durable and longer-lasting products with a focus on circularity. While this is a positive development, it highlights an inherent dilemma within companies producing energy-consuming products that have set ambitious climate targets.

Companies that work to increase the durability of their energy-consuming products will likely see an increase in scope three emissions due to increased use-phase emissions (GHG Protocol, category 11), making it more difficult to reach ambitious climate targets and demonstrate climate action.

In this webinar, we will outline this dilemma and how it manifests itself as concrete challenges for companies. We will also dive into possible solutions, such as the potential for industry standards, novel business models, circular design, and climate action demonstrated outside of the GHG Protocol (such as avoided emissions). We will also present direct inputs to the revision of the GHG Protocol.


  • Fanney Frisbæk, Rambøll Management Consulting
  • Janus Kirkeby, Rambøll
  • Sophie Sfez, Nilfisk

Practical information
Date and time: April 9th, 9:00 – 10:00 CET // 10:00 – 11:00 EET
Format: Digital
Language: English
Participation: Free and open to all
Registration deadline: April 9th, 8:00 CET // 9:00 EET
Contact: For inquiries, email

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