DF 56 — Are Environmental Declarations of Products and Organisations the way to harmonise LCAs?
Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, Zürich (in English).
In the last years, several initiatives were taken in order to harmonise the LCA methodology for products and organisations. A recent example is the EU environmental footprint initiative “Single Market for Green Products”. It is a voluntary initiative with the goal of enabling comparison of environmental performances between similar products and companies active in a similar sector.
In this context methodological guidelines are developed such as PEF, PEFCR, OEF, OEFCR and ENVIFOOD protocol. Which other initiatives aiming at harmonisation of LCA are currently under development? Are the expectations of the stakeholders met? Is harmonisation of LCA on track?
The discussion forum will give the floor to European and Swiss legislators, LCA researcher, LCA practitioners and industries participating in the 3-year pilot phase of the initiative, to discuss the harmonisation of measuring and communicating life cycle environmental performance of products and organisations.
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