Two consultations underway

1. Global Guidance Principles Conformance Criteria
The UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative has been developing conformance criteria to allow assessment of the practical conformance of a given LCA database to the “Global Guidance Principles on LCA Databases” (also called “Shonnan Global Guidance Principles”) published under the auspices of the LC Initiative in 2011[1]. A draft proposal of Conformance Criteria has been produced following up a discussion workshop held in Bordeaux on 3 an 4 September. The LC Init is seeking broad feedback from the community on this proposal. Get involved here.

2. LCA Data Review Criteria
Within the context of technical support on reviewing LCA datasets from three countries, UNEP, with the help of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative, has been supporting the development of a set of interim review criteria for LCA datasets.

The interim review criteria are a starting point for the development of a broader consensus on a more permanent and established set of criteria for review of LCA datasets. Therefore, UNEP is seeking feedback from the community on further refinement of these interim criteria. Get involved here.