UNEP/SETAC International Life Cycle Initiative
Process on "Global Guidance for LCA Databases"
1. Project title: UNEP/SETAC International Life Cycle Initiative - Process on "Global Guidance for LCA Databases"
2. Type of Project: Co-Governed
3. Number of Participants: About 50 members who are recognized practitioners and experts in the Life Cycle Community
4. Scope of the project: Global
5. Period: September 2009 - Ongoing
6. Specific Goals:
- To step up a process in order to develop a global guidance document for LCA databases. The process will assist in reaching consensus by arriving at an agreement among the leading LCA database experts worldwide on the content of a global guidance document for LCA databases which then will be drafted as part of the process.
- To provide a platform to discuss related issues and to achieve consensus. One important event will be the Pellston Workshop gathering experts in 2011
- The results of the process including the 2011 Workshop will serve the regional, national as well as industry database initiatives in their efforts.
7. Outputs until now:
- Steering committee to overview the process was set up in February 2010 with 12 participants representing Governments, Industry and Academia/NGO
- The Workplan has been produced and reviewed by the Steering Committee to emphasize the international nature and scope of the process
- Promotional documents including a flyer and website to effectively communicate the Global LCA database guidance process are completed
- Pellston Workshop on Global Guidance Principles for LCA Databases: Shonan, Japan, 30 January to 4 February 2011
- Global Guidance Principles for LCA Databases published.
8. Progress done so far: 100%
9. Next Meetings:
- Guidance Principles Workshop, Tokyo, Japan, January 27, 2012
10. Project Leaders and chairs of the Global Guidance Process:
United Nations Environment Programme
Sustainable Consumption and Production Branch
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)
Publicly available documents
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