Date: 19th November 2020
Time: 13:00-14:30 CET
A lack of regionally representative data for Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) hampers the use of life cycle thinking in policy-making and environmental decision-making.
In this webinar we will showcase the guidance on developing national LCA database roadmaps and learn from the experiences of countries that are successfully advancing their national LCA databases.
Life Cycle Assessments (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.
A key factor hampering the use of life cycle thinking in policy-making and environmental decisions, in countries around the world, is the lack of regionally representative data for LCA. LCA is a standardized method to quantify the environmental footprint of products and services throughout their life from extraction of raw materials to the product’s end of life. As such, LCA sets the foundation for measuring resource efficiency, environmental impacts and ultimately circularity in our products and economies.
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.
The Webinar is hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Life Cycle Initiative, the European Commission and TGH Think Space.