ILCA https://ilca.es Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:04:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Win open access for your next publication https://ilca.es/news/win-free-open-access-for-your-next-publication/ Mon, 24 Jun 2019 10:01:05 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=1153 The deadline for nominations for the 2019 awards of the International Life Cycle Academy is approaching, with less than a month to go. We are pleased to inform you that the winners of the 2019 award will be offered free open access for a publication in ‘Resources’. The Academy awards are given to honour contributions...

The post Win open access for your next publication appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
The deadline for nominations for the 2019 awards of the International Life Cycle Academy is approaching, with less than a month to go. We are pleased to inform you that the winners of the 2019 award will be offered free open access for a publication in ‘Resources’.

The 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.

We remind you that the award categories for 2019 are:

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

This year the winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the LCM2019.

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

The post Win open access for your next publication appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
How about a peer review of your course? https://ilca.es/news/how-about-a-peer-review-of-your-course/ Fri, 21 Jun 2019 08:57:34 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=1141 Did you know that ILCA facilitates peer-reviews of course plans and teaching materials? Peer-reviewing of course plans and teaching materials is done as a mutual service among Academy members. But the great thing is that Non-academy members can also have their course plans and teaching materials reviewed against a fee. The review procedure is particularly useful...

The post How about a peer review of your course? appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
Did you know that ILCA facilitates peer-reviews of course plans and teaching materials?

Peer-reviewing of course plans and teaching materials is done as a mutual service among Academy members. But the great thing is that Non-academy members can also have their course plans and teaching materials reviewed against a fee.

The review procedure is particularly useful when a new course is being implemented or even when an old course is in need of a ’makeover’. But a review facilitated by ILCA is a two-way exchange benefiting both reviewer and reviewee. In a way, you can see this as a 2-way knowledge exchange when an ‘old hand’ reviews the implementation of a new course at a different institution.

Read more on the peer review page.

The post How about a peer review of your course? appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
New courses – Autumn 2019 https://ilca.es/news/new-courses-autumn-2019/ Mon, 15 Apr 2019 11:47:35 +0000 https://ilca.es/?p=1066 We are excited to announce that ILCA has three new courses (en suite) in the calendar for this autumn. The first course is a great introduction to the Brightway2 Open Source LCA software by its creator Dr. Christopher Mutel, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI): Regionalised Life Cycle Assessment with the Brightway2 Software – 2019 (October 30 –...

The post New courses – Autumn 2019 appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
We are excited to announce that ILCA has three new courses (en suite) in the calendar for this autumn.
The first course is a great introduction to the Brightway2 Open Source LCA software by its creator Dr. Christopher Mutel, Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI):

Regionalised Life Cycle Assessment with the Brightway2 Software – 2019 (October 30 – November 1, 2019)
An introduction to the use of the Brightway2 Open Source LCA software with a particular focus on applying it to regionalised assessments. The matrix foundations of LCA and its use for uncertainty analysis. Creating and using regionalized activity datasets and regionalised impact assessment methods in Brightway2, with applications to a case study. See more: https://ilca.es/regionalised-life-cycle-assessment-with-the-brightway2-software-2019/

Secondly we will run new editions of our successful LCIA suite – this time we will be using Brightway2 Open Source LCA software. You can choose to take only the introductory ’Managing’ course or take the deep dive with a a full week of LCIA (the ’Advanced’ course). Note that we have four highly experienced teachers for each these two courses.

Managing the LCIA (Impact Assessment) Phase of LCA – 2019 (November 4 – November 6, 2019)
This course gives an overview of the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA studies. The general framework, definitions and concepts will be presented from those of the ISO standards to the present state-of-the art. Practical exercises will focus on how to make appropriate choices when performing the LCIA phase in a study (choice of impact categories, characterisation models, when to apply normalization and/or weighting, relating to stakeholders) and on the differences between current LCIA methods. See more: https://ilca.es/managing-the-lcia-impact-assessment-phase-of-lca-2019/

Advanced Life Cycle Impact Assessment – 2019 (November 4 – November 8, 2019)
This course begins with the contents of above course. The second half of the course presents a deep dive into the modelling aspects involved in the life cycle impact assessment (LCIA) phase of LCA studies. Practical exercises on designing impact pathways and models from inventory indicators (stressors) to midpoint and endpoint characterisation, using examples from both well-established and emerging impact categories, and with a special view on the uncertainty associated with LCIA. New trends in LCIA modelling, with a focus on spatial and temporal differentiation.
See more: https://ilca.es/advanced-life-cycle-impact-assessment-2019/

– Will we see you in Barcelona?

The post New courses – Autumn 2019 appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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....

The post Call for nominations ILCA Awards 2019 appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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

This year the winners will be revealed at a ceremony at the LCM2019.

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

The post Call for nominations ILCA Awards 2019 appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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....

The post LCA and economic tools appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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.

The post LCA and economic tools appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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...

The post Call for nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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

The post Call for nominations for the 2018 Academy Awards appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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...

The post New edition of course on economic tools in LCA appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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.

The post New edition of course on economic tools in LCA appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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...

The post New member of the ILCA Advisory Board appeared first on ILCA.

]]>

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.

The post New member of the ILCA Advisory Board appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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...

The post Practical uncertainty analysis in LCA – a new course appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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.

The post Practical uncertainty analysis in LCA – a new course appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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....

The post and the award winners are… appeared first on ILCA.

]]>
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.

 

The post and the award winners are… appeared first on ILCA.

]]>