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...

Supermarket food packaging LCA Meta-study Launch

Virtual Event

11 October 2022 This report is a life cycle assessment meta-analysis that draws recommendations for policymakers and LCA practitioners on the packaging solutions with the least environmental footprint for supermarket food. The launch of the advance copy of the report, occurs on 11 October 2022 , during the hybrid 13th International Conference on Life Cycle...

13th International Conference on LCA of Food

12-14 October 2022 Abstract submission for the 13th International Conference on Life Cycle Assessment of Food (LCA Foods 2022) is now open and will remain available until January 31st 2022. The conference will be held at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, in Lima, Peru, October 12-14 2022. We are offering a hybrid conference in which...

EcoBalance 2022

30 October - 2 November, 2022 The International Conference on EcoBalance, organized by the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan (ILCAJ), has been held in Japan since 1994 as a biennial conference. Setting life cycle thinking as its core-concept, EcoBalance is recognized as one of the world's premier conferences for academic, industry, and government professionals....

Pathways to Sustainable Markets through credible, comparable life-cycle-based information

November 16, 2022 Join 'Pathways to Sustainable Markets through credible, comparable Lifecycle-based information' on November 16 during COP27. Register to watch our live stream How we construct our buildings and cities is an example of unsustainable consumption and production practices. The way we build and use our buildings must change if we are to reach...

The 30th CIRP Life Cycle Engineering Conference

May 15-17 2023 The 30th CIRP LCE Conference will be co-hosted by Rutgers University and the University of Maryland. The theme of the event ‘Enabling Absolute Sustainability and the Circular Economy using Data and Insight’, focuses on the opportunities provided by new technologies to enable a systems-level perspective needed to harmonize industrial systems, society, and...

The 11th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment

The 11th LCA Conference will be hosted by the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) on the Gold Coast in Australia, providing a platform for networking, learning, and discussion among climate and energy practitioners, green building designers, industry users of LCAs and EPDs, government officials, researchers, and LCA professionals. More information.

International Conference of Life Cycle Assessment in Latin America (CILCA) 2023

24-28 July 2023 CILCA is the biggest conference related to life cycle thinking in Latin America. This conference serves as a platform to present and discuss current themes in the region from science, policy, and decision-making perspectives. The 2023 conference theme is “solutions to regional challenges, supporting global sustainability trends with a life-cycle approach”. More...

Life Cycle Summer School 2023 (LCSS 2023)

1-4 September 2023 • Loos-en-Gohelle, France This year’s LCSS 2023 is the 12th in the series under the broader program “Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development”. The programme is open for registration to regional officials and their technical advisors, undergraduate and graduate students, and young professionals, including researchers under 40, who are interested in...

The 11th International Conference On Life Cycle Management

6-8 September 2023 The LCM (Life Cycle Management) conference series is one of the world’s leading 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 institutions. It takes place every second year,...

Online Webinar “Advancing Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)”

Virtual Event

This event, held on September 19, 2023 at 13:00-15:00 (GMT +3) discussed how to integrate Life-cycle thinking and Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) methodologies into national strategies for promoting sustainability and green economies in the MENA region. The event, co-organized by the Life Cycle Initiative, EPD MENA, and Suez Canal University (Egypt) featured a panel of...

7th General Assembly of the Life Cycle Initiative membership

webinar

The Life Cycle Initiative is hosting its 7th online General Assembly on October 5, 2023. As usual, it is open to all members of the Initiative, and members will receive information about registration / agenda details as the event approaches. We will use the opportunity to update members on the achievements of the past twelve...

Two-day course in Applied Life Cycle Thinking

24-25 October 2023 • Gothenburg, Sweden The Swedish Life Cycle Center is organizing two-day course on Applied Life Cycle Thinking, which will take place at Chalmers University of Technology, in Gothenburg, Sweden on October 24-25, 2023. This course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how to apply life cycle thinking in their...

Side events at the 3rd Session of the International Negotiating Committee (INC-3)

13-19 November 2023 The third session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee to develop an international legally binding instrument on plastic pollution, including in the marine environment (INC-3) marks a momentous stride in the ongoing battle against plastic pollution. The Zero Draft of INC-3 adheres to a life-cycle approach, in accordance with UNEA5 Resolution 14, as it addresses this...

Swedish Life Cycle Center: Network Conference

23 November, 2023 We are delighted to share that Archana Datta, from the Life Cycle Initiative, will be speaking on "Global Perspective: Advancing Life Cycle Approaches via Science, Method Development, Capacity Building, and Networks" at the Swedish Life Cycle Network Conference, scheduled for November 23 from 12:00 to 16:30 CET at Chalmers in Gothenburg. The theme of the conference, "LCA Data & Methodology," promises to be...