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WE-104: Trends in life cycle thinking in regional development: methodological advances and challenges for the future
Wednesday, 06/Sep/2017:
10:30am - 12:00pm

Session Chair: Ian Vazquez Rowe, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
Session Chair: Valentina Prado, Leiden University, Netherlands, The
Location: Salle E
European Convention Center - First Floor - "Salle E"

Session Abstract

Despite the consequences of the World Financial Crisis, most regions in the world have continued to experience economic growth in the last decade, especially emerging and developing nations. However, access to drinking water, health care or electricity, are still important milestones to be accomplished and a major task set by the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN for 2030. Moreover, the Paris Agreement (2015) set an ambitious agenda to mitigate GHG emissions, a critical issue considering that ecosystems that contain the highest carbon stock potential and biodiversity worldwide tend to be located in tropical developing areas (e.g., Indonesia, Peru or Brazil). Scientific and innovative research plays a key role in achieving these targets. In terms of environmental management and policy, stakeholders increasingly include life-cycle methods within their decision-making strategies to assess environmental, social and economic sustainability.

The aim of this platform session (5 presentations spanning 90 minutes and poster session) is to bring together research experiences currently on-going in the different regions of the world in terms of life-cycle thinking. Contributions may focus on:

  • extraction of raw materials: effect on biodiversity, climate change or indigenous communities;
  • exports of goods (raw materials or processed products) to the rest of the world;
  • methodological advancements regarding adaptation, improvement of characterization factors or combination with other methods that provide additional insights for the region;
  • role of life-cycle methods in improving public policies in the region;
  • use of life-cycle methodologies to assess vulnerability due to extreme climate phenomena or natural disasters (e.g., El Niño, earthquakes, etc).

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10:30am - 10:45am

LCM progress within South AFrican businesses

Zubeida Zwavel (Tassiem)

ZZwavel Environmental Consulting, South Africa

10:45am - 11:00am

Assessing social hotspots and opportunities of A wood-based Product from a German Bioeconomy region

Anke Siebert1, Sinéad O'Keeffe1, Daniela Thrän1,2, Alberto Bezama1

1Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research UFZ, Germany; 2Deutsches Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ)

11:00am - 11:15am

Communicating LCA results in Brazil: case studies using the carbon and water footprint approaches

Beatriz Cristina Koszka Kiss1, Luciana Stocco Betiol2, Lígia Ramos1

1Center for Sustainability Studies (FGVces) of the São Paulo School of Business Administration, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP); 2São Paulo School of Business Administration from Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV EAESP), Brazil

11:15am - 11:30am

Applying LCA to estimate development energy needs: The cases of India and Brazil

Narasimha D Rao, Alessio Mastrucci, Jihoon Min

International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Austria

Rao-Applying LCA to estimate development energy needs-621_POSTER.pdf

11:30am - 11:45am

Material Footprint of Thailand Based on Input-Output Analysis

Viganda Varabuntoonvit1, Kultida Kunanuntakij1, Thumrongrut Mungcharoen2

1Kasetsart University, Thailand; 2National Science and Technology Development Agency, Thailand

11:45am - 12:00pm

Prospective Water Supply Mix (P-WSmix) in LCA to support regional adaptation strategies to future water availability and requirements

Susana Leão1,2, Philippe Roux1, Montserrat Núñez1, Eléonore Loiseau1, Guillaume Junqua2, Ralph K Rosenbaum1

1Irstea, UMR ITAP, ELSA Research group & ELSA-PACT-Industrial Chair for Environmental and Social Sustainability Assessment; 2cole des mines d’Alès (Centre LGEI)


Municipal solid waste management assessment in Galicia (NW Spain) throughout a self-sufficiency management indicator

Pedro Villanueva-Rey1,2, Sara Gonzalez-Garcia1, Gumersindo Feijoo1, Maite Moreira1

1University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain; 2University of Aveiro, Portugal

Villanueva-Rey-Municipal solid waste management assessment in Galicia-185_POSTER.pdf


Sustainable Consumption and its different terminologies

Roni Severis1, Flavio Simioni2, Rodrigo Alvarenga3

1UDESC (Brazil); 2UDESC (Brazil); 3UDESC (Brazil) / Ghent University (Belgium)


Implementing Life Cycle Perspective on Environmental Impact Assessment process in Brazil

Maycon Hamann1, Rodrigo Alvarenga2

1UDESC (Brazil); 2UDESC (Brazil) / Ghent University (Belgium)


The Ecological Scarcity Method: Approach for international application

Nadine Jansky1, Liselotte Schebek1, Karina Fries2, Steffen Wellge3

1Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany; 2Fraunhofer-Institut für Silicatforschung; 3Volkswagen Group Research Environment

Jansky-The Ecological Scarcity Method-363_POSTER.pdf


Life Cycle Approaches for Zero Emission Neighbourhood Concepts

Carine Lausselet, Anders Hammer Strømman, Annemie Wyckmans, Helge Brattebø

Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway


Integrated climate change and biodiversity impacts following forest harvest operations in Norway

Cristina-Maria Iordan, Francesca Verones, Francesco Cherubini

Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Iordan-Integrated climate change and biodiversity impacts following forest harvest operations-443_POSTER.pdf


The Brazilian LCA Programme and LCA promotion

Tiago Emmanuel Nunes Braga1, Cecília Leite1, Gil Anderi2, Cassia Marie L. Ugaya3, Marília Folegatti Matsuura4, Maria Aparecida Martinelli5, Maria Teresa Rezende5

1IBICT, Brazil; 2USP, Brazil; 3UTFPR, Brazil; 4Embrapa, Brazil; 5Inmetro, Brazil

Braga-The Brazilian LCA Programme and LCA promotion-504_POSTER.pdf


Towards a harmonized communication of products’ social impacts.

Marzia Traverso1, Catherine Benoit-Norris2, Faycal Boureima3, Bettina Heller3, Ian Fenn3

1Joint Research Center of the European Commission; 2New Earth; 3United Nation Environment Programme

Traverso-Towards a harmonized communication of products’ social impacts-507_POSTER.pdf


Plans to establish Chinese LCA platform for business in China

Hongtao Wang1,3, Boyang Li2, Xiaoguang Chi3, Qiang Fu3, Wenjie Liao1, Li Zhang4, Zhilan Jiang4

1Sichuan University, China, People's Republic of; 2China Center for Information Industry Development (CCID); 3Beijing Association of Green Design and Green Manufacturing Promotion (GDGM); 4IKE Environmental Technology Co. Ltd.


Certified gold: what does it mean?

Steven Young

University of Waterloo, Canada

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