ILCA https://ilca.es Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:04:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Call for nominations ILCA Awards 2019 https://ilca.es/news/call-for-nominations-ilca-awards-2019/ Thu, 15 Nov 2018 15:01:59 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=983 The call for nominations for the 2019 awards of the International Life Cycle Academy is now open. Academy awards are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last two years (incl. current year of the award), within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment, in the form of either conference presentations or scientific publications....

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The call for nominations for the 2019 awards of the International Life Cycle Academy is now open. Academy awards are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last two years (incl. current year of the award), within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment, in the form of either conference presentations or scientific publications. Equal weight is given to scientific content and application/communication.

The award categories for 2019 are:

  • Best contribution to sustainable production
  • Best contribution to sustainable consumption
  • Best contribution to policy application of LCA

Nominations should be sent to info@ilca.es before July 15th 2019. Self-nominations are admitted, but must be accompanied by at least 1 external recommendation letter. Nominations should include:

  • Title, name and e-mail address of nominee
  • The Award category sought, among the ones listed above (min. 1, max. 2)
  • A motivation of maximum 10 lines of text
  • A copy of the conference presentation or scientific publication that the Award is sought for. Conference presentations must have been accepted for presentation at a conference between November 2017 and September 2019 and be accompanied by a copy of the confirmation letter. Scientific publications must be published on-line or in paper after October 2017.

See https://ilca.es/meetings-and-awards/academy-awards/awards-2017/ for the winners of the 2017 awards.

We look forward to receive your nominations!

On behalf of the Award Committee

Bo Weidema & Shabbir Gheewala

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LCA and economic tools https://ilca.es/news/lca-and-economic-tools/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:32:25 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=954 As of today we still have places on the course in January 14- January 16, 2019: Economic tools in LCA – Life cycle costing, external costs and cost-benefit analysis In brief what you will learn: An introduction to the technique of life cycle costing (LCC). The objective and scope of LCC are illustrated with case studies....

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As of today we still have places on the course in January 14- January 16, 2019:

Economic tools in LCA – Life cycle costing, external costs and cost-benefit analysis

In brief what you will learn: An introduction to the technique of life cycle costing (LCC). The objective and scope of LCC are illustrated with case studies. Macroeconomic concepts with relevance for LCA. The distinction between biophysical, economic and social externalities and their consistent treatment in LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA). Different procedures for monetary valuation. Socio-economic classes and distributional analysis. The rationale and procedure for discounting. The ISO standardisation of LCC, CBA, and monetary valuation.

More details: https://ilca.es/economic-tools-lca-life-cycle-costing-external-costs-cost-benefit-analysis/

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Call for nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards https://ilca.es/news/call-for-nominations-for-the-2018-academy-awards/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 08:57:40 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=940 We hereby announce an open call for nominations for this year’s awards of the International Life Cycle Academy. Academy awards are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last or current year, within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment, in the form of either conference presentations or scientific publications. Equal weight is given...

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We hereby announce an open call for nominations for this year’s awards of the International Life Cycle Academy. Academy awards are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last or current year, within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment, in the form of either conference presentations or scientific publications. Equal weight is given to scientific content and application/communication.

There are 6 Award categories:

  • Best contribution to LCA modelling
  • Best contribution to sustainable production
  • Best contribution to sustainable consumption
  • Best contribution to policy application of LCA
  • Best contribution to LCA communication or teaching
  • Best contribution to LCA quality

For the 2018 Awards the Academy would like to focus on contributions within the area of sustainable production and consumption of food. The Award ceremony will be held as part of the LCA Food conference, 17th – 19th October 2018 in Bangkok.

Nominations should be sent to info@ilca.es before September 3rd. Self-nominations are admitted but must be accompanied by at least 1 external recommendation letter. Nominations should include:

  • Title, name and e-mail address of nominee
  • The Award category sought, among the ones listed above (min. 1, max. 2)
  • A motivation of maximum 10 lines of text
  • A copy of the conference presentation or scientific publication that the Award is sought for. Conference presentations must have been accepted for presentation at a conference between November 2017 and December 2018 and be accompanied by a copy of the confirmation letter. Scientific publications must be published on-line or in paper after October 2017.

See https://ilca.es/meetings-and-awards/academy-awards/awards-2017/ for the winners of the 2017 awards.

We look forward to receive your nominations!

On behalf of the Award Committee

Bo Weidema & Shabbir Gheewala

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New edition of course on economic tools in LCA https://ilca.es/news/new-edition-of-course-on-economic-tools-in-lca/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 09:38:09 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=922 Here at ILCA we are happy to announce that there will be a 2019 edition of the course: ‘Economic tools in LCA – Life cycle costing, external costs and cost‑benefit analysis‘. This course brings together experienced teachers from Germany, Spain and Denmark for an introduction to the technique of life cycle costing (LCC). In the...

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Here at ILCA we are happy to announce that there will be a 2019 edition of the course:
Economic tools in LCA – Life cycle costing, external costs and cost‑benefit analysis‘.

This course brings together experienced teachers from Germany, Spain and Denmark for an introduction to the technique of life cycle costing (LCC). In the course the objective and scope of LCC are illustrated with case studies. We will also discuss macroeconomic concepts with relevance for LCA as well as the distinction between biophysical, economic and social externalities and their consistent treatment in LCA and Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA).

Different procedures for monetary valuation and socio-economic classes and distributional analysis are also on the menu for the course, as is the rationale and procedure for discounting.

Finally, all of this is then related to the ISO standardisation of LCC, CBA, and monetary valuation. All in all, a very complete approach to the theme of economic tools in LCA.

More information here.

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New member of the ILCA Advisory Board https://ilca.es/news/new-member-ilca-advisory-board/ Thu, 22 Mar 2018 11:23:09 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=905 ILCA is very pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Boulay as a member of the ILCA Advisory Board. Anne-Marie represents the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation e.V. (FSLCI) in her capacity as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors. The FSLCI is a multi-stakeholder and membership-based community organization for professionals working in business, science and...

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ILCA is very pleased to welcome Anne-Marie Boulay as a member of the ILCA Advisory Board. Anne-Marie represents the Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation e.V. (FSLCI) in her capacity as the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.

The FSLCI is a multi-stakeholder and membership-based community organization for professionals working in business, science and policy organizations who are interested in and working with Life Cycle approaches to enhance the sustainability of economic activities. It’s core objective is to promote life cycle thinking globally through a grass-roots and community-driven outreach process. It was established 2015 as a registered non-profit organization in Berlin, Germany and organizes workshops, summer schools, webinars and other events around life cycle thinking. The FSLCI also offers a global information hub with a jobs market and events calendar for the life cycle community.

We look forward to interact with Anne-Marie and FSLCI in our continued effort to develop and improve our educational activities.

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Practical uncertainty analysis in LCA – a new course https://ilca.es/news/practical-uncertainty-analysis-lca-new-course/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 12:40:50 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=872 At the International Life Cycle Academy we are happy to announce a new course for March 2018 with one of the ILCA 2017 Award winners, Evelyn Groen, as well as members of the ILCA staff: Practical uncertainty analysis in Life Cycle Assessment (Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14) This course aims to strengthen practice...

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At the International Life Cycle Academy we are happy to announce a new course for March 2018 with one of the ILCA 2017 Award winners, Evelyn Groen, as well as members of the ILCA staff:

Practical uncertainty analysis in Life Cycle Assessment (Monday, March 12 to Wednesday, March 14)

This course aims to strengthen practice of uncertainty assessment in Life Cycle Assessment. The course will provide the background for understanding the basic math of LCA-modeling and how uncertainty propagates from input data to model output; methods to account for correlations between variables are presented. It also introduces the practice of global sensitivity analysis to determine how much each input parameter contributes to the output variance.

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and the award winners are… https://ilca.es/news/and-the-award-winners-are/ Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:38:25 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=826 Today the presentation of the 2017 Awards of the International Life Cycle Academy took place at the 23rd. SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium in Barcelona. The 6 Awards of the International Life Cycle Academy are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last or current year, within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment....

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Today the presentation of the 2017 Awards of the International Life Cycle Academy took place at the 23rd. SETAC Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium in Barcelona.

The 6 Awards of the International Life Cycle Academy are given to honour contributions of outstanding quality, within the last or current year, within the field of quantitative sustainability assessment. Equal weight is given to scientific content and application/communication.

This is the first year that the Awards are presented, and it is with great appreciation that ILCA has received the support of Springer and Elsevier for the Award prices.

The entire award speech by ILCA president Bo Weidema can be read here: Academy award 2007. Do yourself the favour of reading the outstanding articles from the 6 winners!

Helena Mälkki receiving her Award for both lifetime effort and best current article on LCA teaching.

 

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New names for our LCIA courses https://ilca.es/news/new-names-lcia-courses/ Tue, 10 Oct 2017 10:54:16 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=777 Have you ever considered how convoluted our LCA slang is for newcomers? LCI and LCIA are two phases of LCA. LCI is the acronym for Life Cycle Inventory Analysis, and thus should reasonably be expected to be abbreviated LCIA. But LCIA is used for LC Impact Assessment, so… Anyway, it is easy to confuse LCIA...

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Have you ever considered how convoluted our LCA slang is for newcomers?

LCI and LCIA are two phases of LCA. LCI is the acronym for Life Cycle Inventory Analysis, and thus should reasonably be expected to be abbreviated LCIA. But LCIA is used for LC Impact Assessment, so…

Anyway, it is easy to confuse LCIA and LCA, and really there is only the word “Impact” to distinguish the two. And is LCA not about impacts?

This confusion was made obvious to us when we launched our two LCIA courses recently. From the questions we received, we discovered that the title “Fundamentals of Life Cycle Impact Assessment” was read as “Fundamentals of Life Cycle Assessment” – and really: How should we expect newcomers to know any better?

So we have decided to re-name this course to “Managing the LCIA (impact assessment) phase of LCA”. This course gives the basic skills for truly understanding and navigating the LCIA phases of LCA. And to be consistent, we also renamed the advanced course to “Advanced LCIA (impact assessment) modelling”. This course gives a deep dive into the modelling aspects involved in the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA studies and gives the practitioner really advanced skills.

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Join discussion for SETAC position paper on ISO 14040/44 https://ilca.es/news/join-discussion-setac-position-paper-iso-1404044/ Fri, 25 Aug 2017 10:49:43 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=704 Currently, the ISO TC207/SC5 are considering options for making amendments to the ISO 14040/44 standards to overcome the largest problems in the current standards. One of the topics that are considered for an amendment is a text to clarify how to apply 14044 for attributional and consequential LCA, respectively, and some explanations on the respective...

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Currently, the ISO TC207/SC5 are considering options for making amendments to the ISO 14040/44 standards to overcome the largest problems in the current standards. One of the topics that are considered for an amendment is a text to clarify how to apply 14044 for attributional and consequential LCA, respectively, and some explanations on the respective application areas for the two modelling approaches.

Since SETAC is a liaison to ISO and was instrumental in writing the current text (represented by the SETAC-Europe LCA group Chair Helias Udo de Haes), the SETAC Life Cycle Assessment Coordinating Group has decided to develop a SETAC position paper on this issue.

Discussions on this will be initiated at a one-day workshop on the day before the SETAC-Europe LCA Case Studies Symposium in Barcelona, Sunday 26 November 10:00–17:00.

Registration can be made at https://lca2017.setac.org/iso-14000-series/ and the deadline is November 6th.
Please note that participation in this event requires a SETAC membership.

Here at ILCA we look forward to see many of you in Barcelona our lovely hometown.

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Academy Award sponsors 2017 https://ilca.es/news/academy-award-sponsors-2007/ Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:35:35 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=697 We are pleased to announce that Elsevier and Springer have accepted to be sponsors the 2007 Academy Awards at the upcoming SETAC‑Europe LCA Case Study Symposium. We hope to see you at the SETAC‑Europe LCA Case Study Symposium, perhaps you will win the award?

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We are pleased to announce that Elsevier and Springer have accepted to be sponsors the 2007 Academy Awards at the upcoming SETAC‑Europe LCA Case Study Symposium.

We hope to see you at the SETAC‑Europe LCA Case Study Symposium, perhaps you will win the award?

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