Our Key Programme Areas

3. Life Cycle Knowledge Consensus and Platform

The Life Cycle Initiative ensures science-based global consensus building for the basic knowledge necessary to underpin life cycle approaches at the pre-competitive level (life cycle data, and environmental, social and economic impact assessment factors). This is done through robust processes engaging the global experts and user communities. Access to Life Cycle Knowledge as a public good and endorsed by the Life Cycle Initiative – including LCA databases and libraries of impact characterization factors properly linked through a global nomenclature system – is provided through a knowledge sharing platform. This enhances the robustness of life cycle approaches applied globally. The direct users of deliverables in this area are mainly Life Cycle Assessment practitioners and experts. Regular non-technical summaries on progress in the life cycle knowledge area are provided to inform policy and decision makers.

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Relevant Programme News

Life Cycle Initiative publishes 2017 Activity Report

2017 has been particularly exciting and eventful at the Life Cycle Initiative (hereinafter referred to...
May 5, 2018

Updates on two REAL pilot projects from the Asia Pacific

Two pilot projects are making great progress under the project REAL, funded by the European...
March 17, 2018