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October 2018

Indian Life Cycle Management Conference (ILCM)

4-5 Oct 2018 ILCM has established itself as one of the most sought-after events in South Asia, it brings together Indian and International LCA community, stakeholders including government, industry, academia, to explore the applicability of Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) in enabling transition towards a truly sustainable economy. The underlying focus is to enable capacity building, networking and peer to peer learning. The seventh edition of ILCM will focus on the significance of Life Cycle knowledge to help classify/identify innovative/applied sustainability…

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October 4, 2018 - October 5, 2018

Argentina’s Annual Life Cycle National Meeting

Oct 4-5, 2018. VII Encuentro Argentino de Ciclo de Vida VI Encuentro de la Red Argentina de Huella Hídrica ENARCIV2018 En esta edición 2018, se convoca a investigadores, estudiantes, empresas, asociaciones profesionales y no gubernamentales, organismos gubernamentales, y profesionales en general a participar del evento, a través de la presentación de trabajos y de la asistencia al encuentro para analizar y discutir experiencias sobre el Análisis de Ciclo de Vida (ACV) y sus herramientas asociadas. La reunión incluirá un programa…

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October 4, 2018 - October 5, 2018
Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Parque Villarino
Zavalla, Santa Fe Argentina

Ecobalance 2018

9-12 October The organizing committee is pleased to invite authors to submit papers for EcoBalance 2018, which will be held on October 9-12, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.The theme of the conference is “Nexus of ideas: Innovation by linking through life cycle thinking”.Recently, issues relevant to sustainability have become diversified,while individual study areas have become highly specialized. EcoBalance2018 seeks to share and promote innovation by linking ideas from different research fields through life cycle thinking towards unraveling sustainability issues which are…

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October 9, 2018 - October 12, 2018
KFC Hall and Rooms, 1 Chome-6-1 Yokoami
Tokyo, Japan

11th International Conference Life Cycle Assessment of FOOD

17-19 Oct 2018. The 11th International Conference Life Cycle Assessment of FOOD 2018 is organized by KU-JGSEE-NSTDA-FTI, Thailand in conjunction with 6th LCA AgriFood ASIA and 7th ICGSI: International Conference on Green and Sustainable Innovation from 17-19 October in Bangkok. “Global food challenges towards sustainable consumption and production”

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October 17, 2018 - October 19, 2018
Kasetsart University, 50 Thanon Ngamwongwan
Bangkok, Thailand

3rd International Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment (ICSoLCA)

24-25 October 2018 Life Cycle Initiative member ILCAN, is hosting the 3rd Conference on Life Cycle Assessment in October 2018. Organised by the University of Indonesia, the conference will be held in collaboration with the Centre of Environment and Forestry Standardisation within the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF). The theme of this event is “Life Cycle Assessment as a Metric to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Sustainable Development Goals are a global action to end poverty, protect the…

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October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018
Perpustakaan Nasional Republik Indonesia, Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan No. 11 RT.11/RW.2
Jakarta Pusat, 10110 Indonesia

6th International Seminar of the Ibero-American Network of LCA

24-26 October 2018 The 2018 RICV Seminar will be held in the city of Tegucigalpa, from 24 to 26 of October.  The Seminar is being organized by the Honduran Life Cycle Network main co-founders: the National Council for Sustainable Development (CONADES), CICOMER and LAC Footprint Initiative. The Seminar is being supported and co-organized with the RICV,  the support and collaboration of the Life Cycle Initiative and UN Environment with the dissemination of this Seminar and other international organizations. Honduras is…

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October 24, 2018 - October 26, 2018
TBA, Tegucigalpa, Honduras


29-31 October The Third Latin American Congress of Ecodesign (EcodAl) , which will take place in October at Puebla de Zaragoza Mexico. Speakers from all over the continent and from the Spanish-speaking community, will show us the advances in Ecodesign, Life Cycle and Sustainable Design. Specific details on themes, registration etc to be released soon.

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October 29, 2018 - October 31, 2018
Puebla de Zaragoza, Mexico

November 2018

avniR conference: Circular economy, innovate with Life Cycle Thinking

7-8 November 2o18 This 8th edition: Circular economy, innovate with Life Cycle Thinking, aims to bring together industrials, researchers, public authorities, NGOs, international experts and policy makers of a wide range of sectors: textile, construction, food, etc. over 2 days. The goal is to share and exchange the latest scientific advances and allow companies, including SMEs, to better understand the challenges of the Life Cycle Thinking and Life Cycle Assessment to act for a sustainable society. Key topics for the 2018…

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November 7, 2018 - November 8, 2018
Lilliad, 2 Avenue Jean Perrin
Villeneuve d'Ascq, 59650 France

January 2019

1st Multi-stakeholder consultation workshop accelerating actions for a Sustainable Textile Value Chain within a Circular Economy

28-29 January 2019 UN Environment is conducting a workshop which aims to create a common understanding of key impact drivers and intervention strategies for a sustainable textile value chain on a policy, business, consumer and financing level. The workshop will convene in the UN Environment in Paris, bringing together participants form different sectors and regions of the world. This workshop is by invitation only; the outcome of the workshop will be communicated in future newsletters.

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January 28 - January 29
UNEP Paris, Paris, France

2nd Multi-stakeholder consultation workshop on a systemic approach to marine plastics

31 Jan – 1 Feb 2019 After the successful 1st workshop in February 2018, the consultation workshop on a systemic approach to marine plastics will go into its second round. Based on the foundation of the first workshop, which identified key environmental hotspots and intervention points along the value chain, the 2nd workshop will go into a deeper discussion of recommended actions to address the identified hotspots. This workshop is by invitation only, the outcome of the workshop will be communicated in…

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January 31 - February 1
UNEP Paris, Paris, France

March 2019

United Nations Environmental Assembly of the United Nations Environmental Programme – Fourth session

11-15 March 2019 The Life Cycle Initiative is preparing for the fourth session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA4) that will take place in Nairobi in March 2019 and will focus on “innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production”. This year, one key focus area will be life-cycle approaches to resource efficiency, energy, chemicals and waste management. Since it was created in the Rio+20 conference back in 2012, the UNEA has continued to be the world’s highest-level decision-making body on…

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March 11 - March 15
Nairobi, Kenya

April 2019

2nd consultation workshop for the review of the Social LCA Guidelines

24-26 April 2019 Life Cycle Initiative’s new project “Towards an updated Guidelines for Social LCA – Scale up and road testing of Social LCA & Social Organizational LCA (S-LCA & SOLCA)” is organizing a face-to-face workshop to consult stakeholders on the revision and use of the Social LCA guidelines in April 2019. If you are interested to participate in the revision process please email Elisabeth Ekener to be added to the mailing list.

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April 24 - April 26

Webinar: Measure your business contribution to the SDGs using LCA metrics

April 30, 2019 Join our SDG project and be the first to apply the method for your SDG reporting with our guidance and support. To learn more, you are welcome to join the webinar “Measure your business contribution to the SDGs using LCA metrics” organized by PRé team (Mark Goedkoop, Eric Mieras, Daniël Kan) and 2.-0 LCA consultants (Bo Weidema). The project is running as a UNEP Life Cycle Initiative project. You can join the webinar to find out: Why…

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April 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

May 2019

SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting

26-30 May 2019 The Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) Europe 29th Annual Meeting will feature a variety of training, networking and learning opportunities on the theme “One Environment. One Health. Sustainable Societies.”. One overlying track of the meeting will be “Life Cycle Assessment and Footprinting” and will feature several interesting sessions which revolve around Life Cycle Thinking.

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May 26 - May 30
Helskinki Conference Centre, Messuaukio 1
Helsinki, Finland

June 2019

3rd official USEtox PhD Summer School

June 3-7, 2019 Hosted at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and organized as PhD course by Technical University of Denmark and NTU Food Technology Centre. Participants work on their own cases to characterize human and ecotoxicity impacts of chemical emissions, but will also learn about near-field exposure and how to apply USEtox in various application fields. Registration open now! Read more on http://usetox.org/summer-school Download the draft program.

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June 3 - June 7
NTU Campus Singapore, 50 Nanyang Ave 639798 Singapore

July 2019

CILCA 2019 Conference

15-19 July 2019 The eight edition of the CILCA Conference of the Iberoamerican Life Cycle Network (RICV)will take place in 2019 in Costa Rica (Cartago), from 15 to 19 July 2019. CILCA 2019 is being co-organized with the Association for LCA in Latin America (ALCALA), and the Costa Rica National Life Cycle Network. The CILCA 2019 has adopted as the overarching central topic “LCA: Global Competitiveness” to frame the discussions and exchanges The deadline for abstract submissions has been extended…

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July 15 - July 19
Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

August 2019

“Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators, 3rd phase: Creation of a Global LCIA method”

As a component of a multi-year global process to provide Global guidance on environmental life cycle impact assessment indicators, GLAM, you are invited to join a scoping meeting organized by the Life Cycle Initiative, hosted by UN Environment, back-to-back with the 9th international conference on Life Cycle Management meeting in Poznan Poland, from Friday 30 August, 1pm to Saturday 31 August 2019, 1pm at the Hotel NH, Sw. Marcin 67, 61-806 Poznan – Poland , Gedania room. During this meeting,…

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August 30 @ 1:00 pm - August 31 @ 5:00 pm
LCM Poznan, Poznan University of Technology
Poznan, Poland

September 2019

9th International Conference on Life Cycle Management

1-4 September 2019 The LCM (Life Cycle Management) conference series is one of the world’s lead¬ing forums for environmental, economic and social sustainability. The focus is on practical solutions for the implementation of life cycle approaches into strategic and operational decision-making, whether in science, industry, NGOs or public bodies. TOWARDS SUSTAINABLE FUTURE is LCM2019’s draft title and the conference will consider the current challenges and prospects in life cycle management.

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September 1 - September 4

Life Cycle Initiative gathering at LCM in Poznan

3 September 2019 We will hold a Life Cycle Initiative gathering session on September 3 during 3.30-5.30 pm; room 022BT (Ground floor). Attend the session, have some refreshments and get an update on the work of the Initiative! Room 022BT (Ground floor) Time: 3.30-5.30 pm

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September 3 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
LCM Poznan, Poznan University of Technology
Poznan, Poland


24-26 September 2019 The American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) is hosting its 3rd LCA conference between the 24th and 26th of September. This year, the event will take place in Tucson, Arizona. It is a great opportunity to connect with experts from academia, industry, consulting and, government and NGOs on the latest innovations in life cycle thinking.

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September 24 - September 26
El Conquistador, 10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, United States
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