Applying LCA

This section provides links to hands-on tools and information that can be used to put LCA into practice.


  1. E-learning about Life Cycle Thinking for Business decision making and Policy making

Tools and resources

  1. Global LCA Data Network: access to global datasets
  2. Sustainable Consumption and Production Hotspot Analysis Tool (SCP-HAT): Country profiles, SCP hotspots, National data systems
  3. LCIA Indicators and characterization factors, Volume 1 and 2
  4. Interactive map of LCA databases
  5. USEtox® model
  6. National Guidance for Plastic Pollution Hotspotting and Shaping Action
  7. LCA database helpdesk
  8. National LCA Database roadmap development
  9. Social Life Cycle Assessment Guidelines

Key themes

  1. Using life cycle assessment to achieve a circular economy
  2. Linking UN SDGs to LCA
  3. Chemicals management using a life cycle approach
  4. Marine Plastic Hotspotting

We will announce updates and additions to our Applying LCA set of tools via our homepage and LC Net newsletter.