17-18 October 2016, New Delhi, India

The Indian Conference on Life Cycle Management, organized by the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) and supported by the Life Cycle Initiative, took place during 17-18 October in New Delhi, India. The conference attracted Indian and international representatives from government, industry, academia as well as non-government organizations. The conference discussed the application of Life Cycle based tools and approaches for tactical decision making in enabling shift towards Responsible Consumption and Production, and supporting the latest global policy agendas. The Secretariat (Feng Wang) and flagship project co-chair (Mark Barthel) of the Initiative presented the work of the Initiative and engaged actively in the discussion. As a highlight, partners from the Life Cycle Management Capability Maturity Model project shared the achievement and learnings from two pilot projects: India Glycols Ltd. (RK Sharma) and Rucid (Samuel Nyanzi).

A UN Environment training “Life cycle based solutions for sustainable value chain management” was organized during 19-20 October, back to back with the conference. The training was supported by the REAL project (Resource Efficiency through Application of Life cycle thinking) funded by the EC. It was attended by 30 participants in the Asia-Pacific region, covering a broad spectrum of topics on performance assessment, implementation, measurement and disclosure, and policy formulation based on life cycle tools. It helped decision-makers from public and private sectors to identify key “hotspots” areas for improvements for better environmental performance and management.