You are cordially invited to attend an open technical workshop to discuss draft technical guidance documents of the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) in Brussels, June 29th to July 2nd, 2009.
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 supports the availability of data that are compliant with the ILCD Handbook. This Network is free to be used by all providers, with data being accessible under their terms and conditions.
As part of these developments, and as part of the public consultation, a 4 day technical workshop will be hosted in Brussels from June 29th to July 2nd, 2009. The Workshop will focus on key technical issues associated with the following draft guidance documents, which will be under public consultation at the time of the workshop:
General Technical Guidance Document on Life Cycle Assessment
Guidance Document for Generic and Average Life Cycle Inventory Data Sets
Requirements for Environmental Impact Assessment Methods, Models and Indicators for Life Cycle Assessment
Review schemes for Life Cycle Assessment
The tentative agenda for the 4 days follows broadly these draft guidance documents and foresees plenty of room for discussions during sessions.
June 29 (am and pm) / Welcome.
Overview of the International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD)
June 30 (am and pm) General guidance for LCA and specific guidance for generic or average Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data
July 1st (am) Continuation of: General guidance for LCA and specific guidance for generic or average Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) data
July 1st (pm) Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) - Analysis of existing methods and guidance document on framework and requirements for LCIA methods, models and indicators
July 2nd (am) Review schemes for LCA data and applications
July 2nd (pm) Remaining questions and discussion on overarching aspects. Next steps. Closure.
Venue of the workshop:
Crowne Plaza Hotel BRUSSELS-EUROPA
RUE DE LA LOI 107
BRUSSELS, 1040 BELGIUM
Hotel Front Desk: +32-2-2301333 | Hotel Fax: +32-2-2300326
Further details on the workshop will be shortly announced.
We hope to welcome many of you end of June in Brussels, kind regards
on behalf of the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment
Via E. Fermi 2749
I-21027 Ispra (VA), Italy
LCA [at] JRC.it
Fax: +39 0332 78-5601