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DF 67: 67th LCA Discussion Forum

DF 67 — Tracking current and forecasting future land-use impacts of agricul­tural value chains

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Friday, 03 November 2017, ETH Zürich, Alumni Pavillon

Materials from renewable feedstocks may cause significant environmental impacts due to
land use and land use change related to feedstock sourcing. Whilst these impacts are clearly
spatially-dependent, spatially-resolved impact assessment is often hampered by lack of data, and in some cases, methods or models. In addition, the location and impacts of production are likely to change in the future, e.g. due to the consequences of climate change and due to sourcing trends in a growing economy and considering geopolitical conditions.

This discussion forum will focus on 1) Methods that can be used to track the current locations of crop production systems in complex supply chains to support spatially resolved impact assessment and 2) Methods and tools to predict future locations of crops in the context of megatrends such as climate change and increasing demand for agricultural raw materials. 3) Advances of methods for spatially resolved consideration of environmental impacts of land use change will also be covered in this LCA forum.
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Tentative Programme (as of 17 September 2017):

Download:    DF67_tentative_programme_v170917.pdf 
 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, coffee & croissants    
9:00  Welcome and introduction
“Framework for the assessment of renewables”
Sarah Sim   Unilever, UK 
  Session 1 -- Tracking and inventorizing (current) land use and land use change [Jens Lansche]  Agroscope, Switzerland 
  Methods that can be used to track the current locations of crop production systems in complex supply chains to support spatially resolved impact assessment.    
09:25  Implementation of LUC in ecoinvent Juergen Reinhard  Quantis, Switzerland 
09:50  Using land use & land cover datasets to assess variability in estimates of land use change and associated GHG emissions in selected regions of Indonesia Sybrand van Beijma  Agrimetrics, UK 
10:15  Quantifying land use impacts through Multi-Regional Input-Output tables Dan Moran  NTNU, Norway 
10:40  Transparency for Sustainable Economies (Trase) -- an innovative data-driven approach to mapping commodity supply chains: applications for sustainability assessments and LCA Javier Godar (skype)  TRASE, Sweden 
11:05  Discussion    
11:20  Coffee break    
  Session 2 -- Forecasting (future) land use and land use change [Henry King]  Unilever, UK 
  Methods and tools to predict future locations of crops in the context of megatrends such as climate change and increasing demand for agricultural raw materials.    
11:40  Modeling land use for global biodiversity assessments: discrete allocation at 10 arc-seconds Aafke Schipper  PBL, The Netherlands 
12:05  Interdisciplinary approaches – integrating social sciences, econometrics and geography to forecast spatial patterns of land use at local and global scales Peter Verburg  Free University, The Netherlands 
12:30  Land use change projections – linking economic constraints and constraints of the physical environment David Leclere  IIASA, Austria 
12:55  Discussion    
13:10  Lunch    
  Short presentations (open for external submissions) [Sandra Marquardt]  Radboud University, The Netherlands 
  Short presentations, please submit your proposal to the secretariat: lcaforum@ethz.ch
(4 – 6 presentations, 10 min presentation)
   
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15:10  Coffee break    
  Session 3 -- Impacts [Mark Huijbregts]  Radboud University, The Netherlands 
  Advances of methods for spatially resolved consideration of environmental impacts of land use change.    
15:30  Quantifying biodiversity impacts of land use change Stefanie Hellweg  ETHZ, Switzerland 
15:45  Assessing the global biodiversity impacts of land use Tim Newbold  UCL, UK 
16:10  Life Cycle Assessment Needs Predictive Spatial Modelling for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Perrine Hamel  Natural Capital Project, US 
16:35  Integrated modeling to assess land use change impacts on ecosystem service provision: prospects for LCIA Benedetto Rugani  Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology, Luxembourg 
17:00  Discussion    
  Wrap-up, announcements and farewell    
17:15  Wrap-up should synthesize the day’s topics focusing on:
• Application and incorporation of new methods into the LCA framework – methods and challenges (what are the bottlenecks)
• Uncertainties
• Usefulness in the business contexts (including issues surrounding methodological complexity (linked to higher accuracy) vs practicality)
Sarah Sim  Unilever, UK 
17:30  Announcements and Farewell Stefanie Hellweg  ETHZ, Switzerland 
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