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DF 62 — LCA and decision making: when and how to use consequential LCA?

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Friday, 9 September, 2016, ETH Zürich, Alumni Pavilion

Dear colleagues with an interest in Life Cycle Assessment,

We cordially invite you to the 62nd Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment.
The official language of this event is English.

What are the environmental implications of the European Union policy to have 10 % of the transport fuel come from renewable sources by 2020? Is it sufficient to switch the energy supply of the existing building stock of cities to renewable energy to achieve carbon footprint targets? Would agricultural autarchy redu¬ce pressure on the environment (locally and/or globally)?
Policies and decision situations like these call for advanced life cycle assessment models. Different concepts of Consequential LCA have been introduced for that purpose. This forum updates you on the latest developments in Consequential LCA methodology. It provides the opportunity to learn about the motivation and reasoning of public and private decision makers who commissioned consequential LCAs. Results from and experiences gained with consequential LCA case studies and the current state of imple¬mentation of consequential LCA approaches in large LCA databases as well as new IT solutions to support consequential LCAs are presented.
During a breakout session you have the opportunity to discuss issues of needs, contents and implementation of consequential LCA with the aim to draft a joint statement on areas of consensus and disagreement.

This forum is targeted to LCA researchers, database developers as well as LCA commissioners interested in learning more about the current state of the art, possibilities and limitations of conse¬quential LCAs.

We look forward to meeting you in Zürich

Rolf Frischknecht, treeze Ltd.

Organizing Committee


Preliminary Programme (as of 24 August, 2016)

Download:    DF62_preliminary programme_v160824.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:45  Registration, coffee & croissants    
9:30  Welcome and introduction Rolf Frischknecht  treeze Ltd. 
  State of the Art of consequential LCA today [Moderator: Rolf Frischknecht]   
9:35  Consequential LCA and its consequences for LCA practice Reinout Heijungs  Amsterdam University 
9:55  Consequential system boundaries: Social responsibility, rebound effects and aggregation error Bo Weidema  2.-0 LCA Consultants 
10:15  Consequential LCA system model: implementation in ecoinvent data v3 and illustration of consequences on selected supply chains Gregor Wernet  ecoinvent Centre 
10:35  Customized versions of consequential system models to be applied to databases like ecoinvent Gregor Wernet,
Niko Heeren,
Chris Mutel 
ecoinvent Centre,
10:55  Discussion    
11:05  Coffee break    
  Case studies: Lessons learned [Moderator: Laura Tschümperlin]  treeze Ltd. 
11:35  Computationally based approaches to consequential LCA: agent based and economic modelling Enrico Benetto  LIST 
11:55  Application of consequential LCA to urban projects ecodesign Charlotte Roux  Mines ParisTech 
12:15  How to derive a consequential national electricity mix: the Swiss casee Rolf Frischknecht   
12:35  Discussion    
12:45  Lunch    
  Case studies: Lessons learned, cont. [Moderator: Annika Messmer]  treeze Ltd. 
13:45  Modelling the production and recycling of rare earth elements in consequential LCA Dieuwertje Schrijvers,
Philippe Loubet,
Guido Sonnemann 
Bordeaux University  
14:05  European energy policy analysis with GTAP model in a consequential prospective LCA framework Thomas Dandres (*on video*)  CIRAIG, École Polytechnique de Montréal 
14:25  Consequential LCA: a two steps approach Yi Yang (*on video*)  CSRA, Inc. 
14:45  Discussion    
  Workshop: 3 breakout groups    
15:05  Introduction to the breakout groups Annika Messmer  treeze Ltd. 
15:15  Coffee break    
15:45  3 breakout groups -- Tentative topics:    
  1 -- Needs
How consequential should daily LCAs be?
Do enterprises and administrations ask for consequential LCA?
  2 -- Contents
How to practically identify marginal technologies?
Establishing consequential LCA models: Trade off between completeness and materiality?
  3 -- Implementation
Do we need IT solutions to foster consequential LCAs?
Are we able to delegate market and economic knowledge to software routines?
16:30  Presentation of workshop results Breakout group rapporteurs   
  Wrap-up, announcements & farewell    
16:50  Wrap-up and announcements Rolf Frischknecht   
16:55  Farewell    
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