- The Pellston workshop on environmental indicators guidance • 24-29 January 2016 – Valencia, Spain
The Initiative’s flagship project on “Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators and Methods” will organize this one-week workshop, covering the work of the Task Forces on Climate Change, Respiratory Organics, Land use, Water use, and Crosscutting issues. The overall objective of the Pellston Project is to provide the scientific ground for harmonised environmental impact indicators, which are suited for use in life cycle assessment studies.
- 5th Meeting of the International Forum on Life Cycle Assessment Cooperation • 14-16 March 2016 – Brasilia, Brazil
UNEP will be co-organising this 3-day event jointly with the Brazilian Institute for Information in Science and Technology (IBICT). The first two days will be focused on global cooperation around LCA data, with the meeting of the Global Network of Interoperable LCA databases; this Network has the objective to facilitate the access to existing LCA databases for all LCA practitioners and does so by coordinating representatives from governments, academia, database owners, as well as from businesses and industries. The third day of the meeting will be targeted at government officials, and focus on experience sharing of implementation of LCA/LCT in policy, and on further defining/strengthening the role of international cooperation in LCA/LCT.
- SETAC Europe 26th Annual Meeting • 22-26 May 2016 – Nantes, France
The 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) unit in Europe will be dedicated to “Environmental contaminants from land to sea: continuities and interface in environmental toxicology and chemistry”. The Life Cycle Initiative will lead 3 sessions: From streamlining LCA to new concepts of hotspots analysis; Life cycle data developments; and Consensus building in life cycle impact assessment. We also plan to share exciting updates from our capacity development activities, among others, through the Life Cycle Initiative booth: watch this space! A one-day, back-to-back workshop will also be dedicated to international discussions on LCA data review on Friday 27 May 2016. More information.
- LCA Food 2016, 10th International conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food • 19-21 October 2016 – Dublin, Ireland
The call for abstracts is open for the 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food 2016 which will take place in Dublin from the 19th – 21st October, 2016. The four main themes of the conference are Impacts and Environmental Processes, Animal Products: Meat, Dairy & Seafood, Human interactions in the food chain; and Using LCA. The scene will be set with keynotes by some of the world’s leading experts on the topic. Deadline for Abstract Submission is 14th February 2016! More information.