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The Integrated Product Policy (COM (2003)302) identified Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) as the “best framework for assessing the potential environmental impacts of products”. It highlighted the necessity for a Platform on LCA and to increase the availability of quality-assured life-cycle data. The JRC responded to these needs by establishing the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment (EPLCA), through which it has facilitated the development of the European reference Life Cycle Database (ELCD), the International reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook, and the Life Cycle Data Network (LCDN). The European Platform on LCA is a project of the European Commission, carried out by the Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC), Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES) in collaboration with DG Environment Directorate Green Economy. Our thinking: Life Cycle Approach

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LCA Rome 2013 SETAC Europe is pleased to announce the 19th SETAC LCA Case Study Symposium, which will be held 11-13 November 2013 in Rome, Italy. The theme of the symposium, jointly organised by SETAC and ISIE, is: Mirroring the SETAC tripartite structure, the purpose of the symposium is to discuss how LCA can support the decision making process at all levels, i.e. industry and policy contexts, and how LCA results can be efficiently communicated and be used for supporting market strategies . Breaking the Chains Buying Guide - A Directory of Green and Organic Businesses The Organic Consumers Association and GreenPeople.org have compiled one of the world's largest directories of green and organic businesses For questions about the Buying Guide please call 401-326-2494 Or Email GreenPeople Click the Links Below to View All US Green Businesses in That Category

Eco Indicator Eco-Indicator 99 is a life cycle impact assessment tool developed by PRé Consultants B.V. Eco-Indicator 99 helps designers to make an environmental assessment of a product by calculating eco-indicator scores for materials and processes used. The resulting scores provide an indication of areas for product improvements. The Eco-Indicator is split into three sections: FEBE ECOLOGIC: LCA consulting, Carbon Footprint and GaBi LCA software FEBE ECOLOGIC supports organizations to strengthen and valorize their product and corporate sustainability thanks to experienced consulting and training services, and powerful software solutions. By the quantification of life cycle impacts related to products and technologies FEBE ECOLOGIC helps to assess, manage, improve and communicate environmental and climate performance. Our partner organizations intend to define innovative sustainability strategies and look for new possibilities to differentiate themselves and to identify new improvement scenarios.

Towards a "World Intellectual Wealth Organisation" Towards a Supporting the Geneva Declaration The Geneva Declaration is an impressive step towards the creation of a broad coalition of people, organisations and countries1 demanding that the international community re-think the goals and mechanisms for awarding monopoly control over different kinds of knowledge. It offers many constructive, concrete suggestions for changes in WIPO goals, policies and priorities, and provides ample and insightful arguments for redesign of the copyright and patent bargains to better serve the public interest of all of humankind. We are convinced that new answers sometimes require new questions, not more careful repetition of old questions.

PRé Consultants Working at PRé Consultants means working in an international, professional organization that focuses on sustainability metrics. As an employee of PRé you are part of a team, where you get a lot of opportunities for personal and professional development. Interview with Renée Morin, President of the US office Interview with Joao Fontes, Sustainability Consultant Interview with Margreet Riedstra, HR Manager Eco Smes - Description of the course This course gives an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) concepts, a basic level of understanding on how to carry out a basic LCA and an understanding of the implied uncertainties, value-choices and trade-offs. The course aims at giving practical guidance on how to interpret LCA results. Also, an understanding of the benefits of using "standards" should be achieved. The standards for LCA are the ISO 14040-14043 standards and the technical specification ISO/TS 14048. This course is recommended for product designers , purchasers and environmental strategists - who want to have an introduction to Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). The course has been produced in the context of the EU-project CASCADE .

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