As announced earlier, please feel cordially invited to attend a public consultation workshop to discuss first technical guidance documents of the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) in Brussels, June 29th to July 2nd, 2009. The Workshop will focus on key technical issues associated with the following draft guidance documents:
General Technical Guidance Document on Life Cycle Assessment
Guidance Document for Generic and Average Life Cycle Inventory Data Sets
Requirements for Environmental Impact Assessment Models and Indicators for Life Cycle Assessment
Review schemes for Life Cycle Assessment
Please note that the deadline for registration is 24th June 2009.
Registration is on a "first come first serve" basis.
Please find detailed information and the registration form at
Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is core to a rapidly growing number of policies and business instruments such as eco-design, eco-labels, carbon footprints, environmental product declarations, end of life management. Consistency and quality assurance are now essential for a robust decision support.
The European Commission is supporting the development of the ILCD, which consists of the ILCD Handbook and the ILCD Data Network. The ILCD Handbook is a series of technical guidance documents that provide a common basis to ensure quality and consistency of life cycle data, methods, and assessments.
The ILCD Data Network will support the availability of data that are compliant with the ILCD Handbook. This Network will be free to be used by all providers, with data being accessible under their terms and conditions.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.
European Platform on LCA
Via E. Fermi 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
Fax: +39 0332 78-5601