Roadmap for national LCA database development: Guidance and recommendations from around the world

Published in 2020 by

Type of document: Training materials, toolkits

The “Roadmap for national LCA database development — Guidance and recommendations from around the world” brings together the most recent efforts in supporting countries to develop
and implement roadmaps and action plans, as an approach to establishing national LCA databases. Such roadmaps are a practical tool to raise and align the support and multi-stakeholder efforts required to generate, structure, and disseminate LCA data while pursuing interoperability with other data sources.

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Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) sets the foundation for measuring resource efficiency, environmental impacts and ultimately circularity in our products and economies. The development of a national LCA database can help increase the availability of regionalized data, build local capacity in LCA, and increase the practical application of LCA in the country.