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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, 2019 - March 15, 2019
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, 2019 - April 26, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - May 30, 2019
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, 2019 - June 7, 2019
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, 2019 - July 19, 2019
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, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - August 31, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - September 4, 2019

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, 2019 @ 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, 2019 - September 26, 2019
El Conquistador, 10000 North Oracle Road
Tucson, United States

October 2019

Life Cycle Initiative Workshop: World Resources Forum

24 October 2019 The Life Cycle Initiative will organize a workshop (WS16) at WRF 2019 in Geneva titled ‘Apply life cycle thinking to achieve green business and sustainable development’. The event will open a dialogue among stakeholders from government, business, academia, on how to bring life cycle thinking into critical decision-making processes, to achieve resource efficiency and sustainable development. We expect discussions on topics related to national environmental footprints (e.g. the SCP-HAT), sectoral hotspots and actions (e.g. plastics, food, electronics,…

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October 24, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Centre International de Conferences (CICG), 17 Rue de Varembé
Geneva, Switzerland

Joint conference: 4th Congress of Engineering, Science and Environmental Management and 5th International Conference of Greening of Industry Network

28-30 October 2019 The 4th Congress of Engineering, Science and Environmental Management and the 5th International Conference of Greening of the Industry Network will be held in October 28-30 2019, in Mexico City. The Congress is organized by the Mexican Association of Engineering, Science and Environmental Management (AMICA) and Greening of Industry Network (GIN). The deadline of abstract submission is 15 March 2019. With the theme “Environment and Governance: Innovation towards sustainability” the conference aims to inspire academics and practitioners…

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October 28, 2019 - October 30, 2019
Engineering Institute of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Circuito Escolar S/N Torre de, Ingeniería, C.U.,
Mexico City, Mexico

November 2019

Avnir Conference 2019

November 6-7, 2019 [avniR] Conference it is an event organised by Plateforme [avniR] by cd2e, it brings together experts, scientists, businesses and policy makers of a wide range of sectors: textiles, construction, food, transportation, 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 society more respectful of the environment. It is through…

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November 6, 2019 - November 7, 2019
Lilliad, 2 Avenue Jean Perrin
Villeneuve d'Ascq, 59650 France

Indian Conference on Lifecycle management (ILCM) 2019

14-15 November 2019 ILCM is a flagship event instituted by FICCI to promote Life Cycle Thinking among various stakeholder groups in India – government, industry, academia as well as non-voluntary sector. It is the only forum in India that focuses exclusively on Life Cycle Management and related topics. The conference brings the latest knowledge and understanding on science based Sustainable Consumption and Production practices. The platform is even more significant as technical issues relevant to the host country drive the…

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November 14, 2019 - November 15, 2019
Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, India

December 2019

International Social Life Cycle Assessment Forum 2019

5-6 December 2019 It is well recognized that competitiveness cannot be based anymore on low prices and low quality. In line with the overarching goal to making the European industry stronger and more competitive, a smart, innovative and sustainable industry can be based, among others, also on high value-added goods and services, and on a transparent and driven value chain management. The need to address the social issues is clearly expressed both by the market and by the European policies…

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December 5, 2019 - December 6, 2019
Aurum, Largo Gardone Riviera
Pescara, Italy

May 2020

Dublin 2020 SETAC Europe

The SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting – Virtual Event

3-7 May 2020 Be part of the SETAC Europe 30th Annual Meeting. The event is a virtual event. >> More information

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May 3, 2020 - May 7, 2020

June 2020

Social lca conference

International Conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment

Swedish Life Cycle Center are pleased to inform you that on June 15-17, 2020, the 7th International Conference on Social Life Cycle Assessment will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, on the Chalmers Campus Johanneberg. The conference is co-arranged by KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm and Chalmers University of Technology in Göteborg, and it is hosted by the Swedish Life Cycle Center. The deadline for the call for papers is December 1st, 2019; for more details, please visit https://easychair.org/cfp/SLCA2020…

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June 15, 2020 - June 17, 2020
Chalmers campus Johanneberg, Sven Hultins Gata 6
Göteborg, Sweden

July 2020

ISIE Americas 2020

July 6-8 2020 Conference theme: Enhancing circularity and wellbeing through industrial ecology for resilient and sustainable cities The International Society for Industrial Ecology is an interdisciplinary forum of natural and social scientists, engineers, policy makers and practitioners that advances systems-based analysis methods, tools and solutions in pursuit of sustainable technology, product and service systems, and economies. The mission of the ISIE is to promote the use of industrial ecology in research, education, industrial practice, policy and community development, in order…

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July 6, 2020 - July 8, 2020

September 2020

The SETAC 8th World Congress

6-10 September 2020 The SETAC 8th World Congress, which will be held from 6–10 September 2020 in Singapore, promises to be an amazing international meeting, especially appropriate for students, young scientists and those at the cutting edge of their respective scientific fields. The venue, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, offers an incredible experience for attendees, where SETAC has secured a block of discounted rooms. Note that abstract submission will open in January. >> More information >> More information on the venue

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September 6, 2020 - September 10, 2020
Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, 10 Bayfront Ave
Singapore, Singapore

4th General Assembly of the Life Cycle Initiative

10 September 2020 The Life Cycle Initiative will hold its fourth online General Assembly, which is open for participation to all members of the Initiative. Participants will hear the annual progress update on the Initiative’s activities, elect the new members of the Steering Committee, and discuss the engagement and closer collaboration of members with the Initiative. For all members, please block your agenda for the General Assembly on September 10, 2020 from 11:00-15:00 (CEST). The connection/dial-in details, agenda and pre-reads…

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September 10, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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