We are thrilled to announce a major achievement for the Global LCA Data Access network (GLAD) – our database has now reached an impressive 100,000 records, including a significant milestone of over 10,000 freely accessible datasets. This marks a momentous step in our ongoing commitment to the proliferation and accessibility of LCA data, reflecting the core principles of the Life Cycle Initiative and GLAD. 

We express our sincere thanks to the invaluable contributions of our data providers, whose collective efforts have played a pivotal role in reaching this milestone. Special recognition goes to TianGong, the new kid on the block and a key contributor exemplifying openness and transparency in LCA data. The TianGong database is established under the TianGong Initiative (https://www.tiangong.earth), led by Prof. Ming Xu of Tsinghua University and involving over 30 research teams from different universities and institutions, with more than 150 researchers participating.

Check out our interview with Prof. Xu, on their experience of adding the TianGong Database node in GLAD.