Starting Life Cycle Thinking

Starting Life Cycle Thinking

The Life Cycle Initiative aims to foster the concept of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT). Learn more about the idea behind LCT and existing methodologies. Starting Life Cycle Thinking



The activities of the Life Cycle Initiative are divided into 5-year phases. Learn about the work areas, objectives and deliverables of our current phase of activities. Activities


Knowledge generation on approaches and methodologies is a core element of our work. Browse our broad variety of resources, training materials, and publications.


Find out about interesting international events, conferences and workshops related to the field of Life Cycle Approaches, including both upcoming and past events.


Call for emerging economy database reviewersCall for emerging economy database reviewers

(23.6.2015) The co-chairs of the Flagship on Life Cycle Data are coordinating a review of datasets in Brazil, Malaysia and Thailand. Get involved: become one of the reviewers! Learn more.

Map of Life Cycle DatabasesNew Interactive Map of Life Cycle Databases

(3.6.2015) A new interactive global map of LCA databases has just been launched. Consult the new map and find out more!


Here we present an overview of national and regional networks related to Life Cycle Approaches. Get to know interesting networks in your region.

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