The Life Cycle Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the Global LCIA guidance Phase 3 “Creation of a Global Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method”, aiming at establishing a comprehensive, consistent and global environmental Life Cycle Impact Assessment Method (LCIA). Building on the recommendations for nine impact categories from the first two phases (Frischknecht and Jolliet, 2016 & 2019), the integration of individual environmental indicators into a consistent, harmonized and more comprehensive LCIA midpoint to damage method will be key to facilitate application and use of life cycle based information by governments, industry and NGOs.

The recommended global LCIA method will cover four main areas including normalisation and weighting (NW) to assess the life cycle impacts of products and services on human health (HH), ecosystem quality (EQ) and natural resources (NR).

>> Please express your interest on the linked form to join one or several of these task forces, either as a LCIA developer status (expertise in the field, minimum in-kind commitment of 8 days’ work/year, regular attendance to teleconferences) or a stakeholder status providing important advisory comments.

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