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For the third time due to popular demand: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), net-zero, Carbon Footprint, non-financial reporting, Taxonomy, Product Environmental Footprint (PEF)

After two very successful iterations full of interesting presentations and discussions, we will organise a third event on “LCA in science and policy” on 13 December 2022 that will help you to keep up with current sustainability discussions. Ask anything you always wanted to ask about LCA!

All info and registration at: neutrality, zero pollution, green and digital transition, circular economy and other environmental topics have become top priorities in European policies. In order to reduce negative impacts, policy tries to incentivise “more sustainable” activities and penalise the “less sustainable” ones. The Emission Trading Scheme, the Taxonomy Directiveand other initiatives under the fit-for-55 package show that. The basis of each of those must be a reliable and standardised accounting method for environmental impacts, such as LCA, but comparability is still a challenge.

Policy must and will use LCA methodology to distinguish between more and less sustainable activities, but more standardisation is required to use such results in broader legislative frameworks. The Renewable Energy Directive(REDII) offers such a standardisation already for the fuels and energy sector. The Product Environmental Footprint is developing standards for a full range of products and companies also from other sectors. However, LCA frameworks are still far away from a sufficient level of standardisation. 

The nova Session gives insights into LCA methodology and the difficulties of standardisation in recent application fields in the focus of policy makers. It puts a focus on products from Renewable Carbon as these products and technologies entail some very specific challenges. The session will be split between input presentations from experts and ample time for discussion among the present experts from industry, academia and policy.

Confirmed speakers include the European Commission’s JRC, the German Research Center for Biomass (DBFZ) and nova-Institute.

Please find more information here and join us online on 13 December 2022.

Publication date: 02/11/2022

Author: Marion Kupfer

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