7 October 2016, Kyoto Japan

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Japan co-organized the workshop on 7 October with UN Environment and Life Cycle Initiative: “Contributions of Life Cycle Thinking to Sustainable Development Pathways – and the Role of Global LCA Data Access Network” (GLAD). This workshop offered a great opportunity for approx. 60 delegates from governmental officials, public institutes, LCA software and data providers and academia world, to exchange opinions and share new information on LCA data and its application in global, regional and national policy agenda. The participants and experts discussed the progress and future of the GLAD Initiative. Professionals from various countries introduced the experience of LCA database development, and explored how the GLAD Initiative can contribute to LCA database development and environmental policies.