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

New publication available for download: Single-use plastic bottles and their alternatives — Recommendations from life cycle assessments

The meta-analysis study on single-use plastic bottles developed with IVL has passed through stakeholder consultation...
July 2, 2020

Join us for the Global LCA Data Access network (GLAD) launch!

Join the discussions, see demonstrations, and more On June 11 from 15:00-17:00 CEST, we will...
May 29, 2020