SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
13 April 2017
Volume 18 Issue 4

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23rd SETAC LCA Case Study Symposium: Save the Date

Bo P. Weidema, Aalborg University and the International Life Cycle Academy, Barcelona

Make sure to reserve 27–28 November 2017 in your calendar to attend the 23rd SETAC Europe LCA Case Study Symposium, which will be held in beautiful Barcelona, Spain. This year, the symposium is arranged in cooperation with the International Life Cycle Academy.

The topic is “Consequential Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for Decision Support,” and the focus is on case studies that highlight both solutions and challenges when applying consequential modeling for comparisons of products, projects and strategies. The various sessions of the scientific program cover all aspects of the application of LCA, including decision making in business practice, environmental product declarations (EPDs), product category rules (PCRs) due diligence, social responsibility, environmental management and policy development.

The program consists of six plenum sessions (no parallel sessions) on the topics detailed below, each composed of seven oral presentations and approximately 45 minutes for a moderated plenum discussion.

The session topics are:

  • Consequential life cycle initiative modeling
  • EPDs/PCRs: Solving the compatibility problem
  • LCAs for due diligence, social responsibility and environmental management
  • Model uncertainty and quality assurance in LCA
  • Challenges and tools for teaching consequential LCA and communication of results
  • Consequential modeling in policy making, global input-output databases and economic models

This year, we will also test a new concept for poster sessions. Posters will be produced, reviewed and presented electronically. Symposium participants can view posters in advance of the symposium and choose, by prioritized web-reservation, the posting presenters they wish to interact with during the poster sessions, which will take place each day during the lunch break.

Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, situated on the Mediterranean sea with a hilly backdrop that provides a pleasant microclimate in winter. Barcelona is known for the many astonishing modernist architectural works of Antoni Gaudí, including the basilica Sagrada Família, Park Güell and Casa Battló. The remains of the Roman city are still visible in several places. Barcelona is one of the world's leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers, with an international airport that handles more than 40 million passengers per year, and a high-speed rail line with a link to France and the rest of Europe.

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