Sustainable Development Goals: Why and how to contribute as a business

Virtual Event

28 January 2021 2030 is getting closer and closer. To reach the goals the United Nations (UN) set in its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we have to cooperate on all levels, and we see more and more businesses that want to do their part. Join us Thursday 28 January to hear how companies are approaching...

UNEA5 side event: Addressing single-use plastic products pollution with a life cycle approach

Virtual Event

19 February 2021 Interested in knowing how various countries deal with plastic pollution? Want to know how single-use plastic products fare against their alternatives from an environmental life cycle standpoint? Tune in to this virtual UNEA5 side event to get the facts first-hand, ahead of the fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA5). This event...

Re-set for Ecobalance 2020

Virtual Event

4-5 March 2021 EcoBalance is one of the longest established international conferences discussing methodologies and practices for sustainability. Due to COVID-19, the conference has been rescheduled. Ecobalance 2020 will now be held on-line 4-5 March 2021 in a hybrid format of on-line and on-demand talks. The call for papers has been extended.  You have until...

Preventing Plastic Pollution: The Role of Environmental Agreements and Regional Bodies

Virtual Event

April 23, 2021 Head of the Life Cycle Initiative Secretariat, Llorenç Milà i Canals, will speak about UNEP's work on life cycle assessment of single-use plastic products and their alternatives in this event co-organised by the UNEP's office in Tanzania with The FlipFlopi Project, British High Commission Dar es Salaam and Empower, also featuring IUCN's...

EU Green Week 2021

Virtual Event

June 11, 2021 UNEP will be providing perspectives on the use of life cycle information to support consumer choices and lifestyles next to our colleagues in the Joint Research Centre, who will be launching the Consumer Footprint Calculator. Session title:  8.2 Walking tall and treading light – creating sustainable lifestyles with the environmental footprint tool...

EU Green Week

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3 June @11.15-12.15 CEST UNEP will be providing perspectives on the use of life cycle information to support consumer choices and lifestyles next to our colleagues in the Joint Research Centre, who will be launching the Consumer Footprint Calculator Session title:  8.2 Walking tall and treading light – creating sustainable lifestyles with the environmental footprint...

USEtox near-field/far-field (eco-)toxicity’ Virtual Summer School

Virtual Event

June 7 - June 11 4th official ‘USEtox near-field/far-field (eco-)toxicity’ Virtual Summer School | 7-11 June 2021 | Organized as PhD course by the USEtox International Center hosted at DTU Management | Draft program attached | Registration open now Participants work on their own cases to characterize human and ecotoxicity impacts of chemical emissions and...

InTex launch: UNEP’s new textile project

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15 June 2021 11:00-12:00 CEST UNEP is supporting Sustainable Consumption and Production systems in the textiles sector by providing access to expertise and data on life cycle thinking, resource efficiency and circularity. The InTex project will officially be launched 15 June 2021 11:00-12:00 CEST. The project supports the uptake of eco-innovation and use of Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)...

Environmental impacts of single-use nappies: webinar

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23 June @ 12pm CEST In continuation of the Life Cycle Initiative’s work on single-use plastic products and their alternatives, the study on nappies has recently been published. Join our panel of experts as they present and discuss the findings from this study on the environmental impacts of single-use nappies. They will be discussing the results of...

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as a tool to evaluate single-use plastics in South Africa

webinar

29.06.2021 WEBINAR PROGRAMME Setting the scene: LCA and South Africa’s Extended Producer Responsibility legislation – Kgauta Mokoena, Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment. Why LCA and single-use plastic products?– Llorenç Milà i Canals, UNEP Using LCA to evaluate single-use plastic products and alternatives – Llorenç Milà i Canals, UNEP Integrating litter into LCAs: the...

LCM 2021

5-8 September 2021 The LCM (Life Cycle Management) conference series is one of the world’s leading forums for environmental, economic and social sustainability. The 10th International Conference on Life Cycle Management will take place from 5th-8th September 2021 in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference will be organized under the following theme: Building a Sustainable Future Based...

79th Discussion Forum on LCA

18 November 2021 Collaboration within and beyond the LCA community: success stories, obstacles and solutions As collaborations are beneficial for the success of LCA, we encourage you to join us to have a lively discussion with members of the LCA community and experts from other disciplines who worked with LCA practitioners about: 1.      Which are the...

Guidance on Social Life Cycle Assessment: Hybrid Event, Brussels & Online

Virtual Event

7 December 2021 We are happy to announce a hybrid event on December 7th, 2021 at 13h30 CET at the Residence Palace in Brussels, as well as online, entitled “Implementing the New UNEP 2020 S-LCA Guidelines”. The event will be organized by the SLC Alliance, hosted by Mrs. Zakia Khattabi, the Belgian Minister of Climate, Environment, Sustainable Development...

Reuse Solutions to Beat Plastic Pollution: UNEA 5.2 side event

28 February 2022 With only 9% of global plastic waste being recycled, managing waste once it’s generated is not nearly enough. How can we scale waste prevention solutions focused on reuse? This session convenes leading stakeholders and voices for change, calling for urgent action and embedding reuse as a critical tool in the fight against...

SETAC Europe 32nd Annual Meeting

15-19 May 2022 The meeting will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark and Online. The abstract submission deadline has been extended to 25th March! More information and registration.

Multi-Stakeholder Dialogues: share your voice to end plastic pollution

29 May – 1 June 2022 You are invited to join the Multi-Stakeholder dialogues, which are part of the programme of the open-ended working group (OEWG), and organized by UNEP, the  Life Cycle Initiative, the Global Partnership on Marine Litter (GPML) and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). The dialogues are organized to engage and hear the voices of stakeholders...

SETAC Asia-Pacific 2022 Virtual Conference

5-8 September 2022 The SETAC 8th World Congress will now be held from 5-8 September 2022 virtually. Please save the date, and stay tuned for updates as we get closer to the meeting. More information.

8th International Conference of Social Life Cycle Assessment “Leave No One Behind”

5-8 September 2022 The International Conference of Social Life Cycle Assessment is the main event to present current methodological developments and best practices in social life cycle assessment (S-LCA). The 8th edition of the conference will take place in a hybrid format from 5-8 September 2022 in Aachen, Germany. The theme chosen for this edition...