SETAC Globe - Environmental Quality Through Science
5 October 2017
Volume 18 Issue 10

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Consequential Life Cycle Assessment for Decision-Making: Meet the Experts

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

A unique chance to meet the leading experts of the consequential life cycle assessment (LCA) community is coming up soon as practitioners gather to present and discuss their latest case studies at the 23rd SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium from 27–28 November 2017 in Barcelona, Spain.

Case studies will be presented on subjects such as meat, dairy and biofuels, metals, mixed electricity usage and batteries, construction materials, services and recycling, as well as policy applications such as subsidies and labeling. Presentations will cover improvements in data collection and modeling, for example on marginal suppliers, temporal aspects and co-product substitutions.   

Two interactive sessions will engage the audience and invite panellists in debates on consequential EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations) and PCRs (Product Category Rules) and teaching consequential LCA and communicating results.

For more information on the program, visit

A special side event for SETAC members will take place on Sunday, 26 November, for the development of a SETAC position paper on the on-going International Organization for Standardization (ISO) process to make an amendment to ISO 14044 to clarify how and when this standard is applicable to attributional and consequential LCA, respectively.

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Barcelona is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region. It is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, nestled beneath a backdrop of hills 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.

To receive your early bird discount, register before 16 October at (Please note, the participation in the Sunday side-event requires separate registration).

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