Title: Process on “global guidance for LCA databases”
Authors: SONNEMANN GuidoVIGON BruceBROADBENT ClareCURRAN Mary AnnFINKBEINER MatthiasFRISCHKNECHT RolfINABA AtsushiSCHANSSEMA AafkoSTEVENSON MarthaUGAYA Cássia Maria LieWANG HongtaoWOLF Marc-AndreeVALDIVIA Sonia
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF LIFE CYCLE ASSESSMENT vol. 16 no. 1 p. 95-97
Publisher: SPRINGER HEIDELBERG
Publication Year: 2011
JRC N°: JRC62908
ISSN: 0948-3349
URI: http://www.springerlink.com/content/0948-3349/16/1/
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC62908
DOI: 10.1007/s11367-010-0243-9
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) are collaborating within the Life Cycle Initiative to address the need for global guidance on life cycle inventory (LCI) data collection and data processing into databases for widespread use. The process was launched at the first Stakeholder Engagement Meeting, “Towards Global Guidance for LCA Databases”, in Boston on the 30th of September in 2009, where the high attendance confirmed the international interest in the UNEP/SETAC proposal. A 5-day Pellston-style workshop will take place 30th January to 4th February 2011 in Shonan Village Center in Japan. The output from the workshop will be a report that captures the current thinking and discussions by the attendees at the meeting on the issues that were identified in the initiation papers. Outcomes of the workshop, among others, are expected to include best practice guidelines to assist LCI users in better understanding the issues of setting system boundaries, allocation rules, etc., and the influence on LCI data. Follow-up activities (i.e., a second workshop or other activities considered as appropriate to address issues that were not covered, or not sufficiently covered) may be organized by the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative.
JRC Directorate:Sustainable Resources

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