Environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators (Flagship 1b)

The objective here is to run a global process aiming at global guidance and consensus building on a limited number of life cycle impact category indicators developed within a consistent framework, and to identify the related research agenda. The deliverable would be a global guidance publication with a supporting web system that includes the limited number of 6 to 10 LCA-based environmental impact category indicators and the characterisation factors (for various regions). It may also include guidance on how to best establish a particular regional impact category indicator in case global consensus on characterisation factors cannot be achieved or makes no sense.

For more information on this Flagship Activity, please contact its co-chairs, Rolf Frischknecht and Olivier Jolliet.

Flagship activity updates

Beta launch of GLAM during SETAC Europe Annual Meeting

The beta launch of the Global Guidance for Life-Cycle Impact Assessment Method (GLAM) took place during the SETAC Conference on May 8th.

GLAM phase 3 builds momentum

Did you miss the Stakeholder consultation on the on the Creation of a Global Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method? Check it on-line! Below, you can consult the recording of the...

Global Guidance on Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators (GLAM) Volume 2 published!

We are excited to announce that the second volume of the Global Guidance on Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators (GLAM) is now ready and accessible directly through our website!…

Pellston Workshop works towards Volume 2 of Global Guidance for LCIA Indicators

24 to 29 June 2018, Parador El Saler, Valencia, Spain Workshop Summary report Following the first recommendations on indicators for climate change, human health impacts due to fine particles, impacts…

Now available: Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators and characterization factors

Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators Volume 1 launched We’re pleased to announce that the Life Cycle Initiative’s flagship publication for 2016 is now online! The “Global Guidance…

LC Net for Jan/Feb 2017 published

We’ve just published the January-February edition of the LC Net. Stories in the first edition for 2017: Promoting global consensus on Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators: new publication launched with…

EcoBalance conference • Kyoto, Japan

6 October 2016 A session on the Global Guidance on Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators, by the Life Cycle Initiative, was well attended and counted on the presentations of lead…

Call for experts for Life Cycle Impact Assessment flagship project

The Life Cycle Initiative is calling for experts to contribute in the Life Cycle Impact Assessment area! Expertise is needed in the following areas and task forces acidification & eutrophication…

Strong Life Cycle Initiative presence at Ecobalance 2016: Join us!

EcoBalance 2016, the 12th Biennial Conference on EcoBalance 3-6 October / Kyoto, Japan This biennial conference series is about methodologies and practices for sustainability based life-cycle thinking. The 2016 theme,…

“Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators”

Upcoming Global Guidance publication from the Environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators Flagship The Global Guidance for Life Cycle Impact Assessment Indicators 1 is aimed at LCA practitioners and method developers. It is…