Friday, 24 January 2014

3rd New Zealand Life Cycle Assessment Conference – CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

The Conference Committee would like to invite abstract submissions for the upcoming NZ LCA Conference 2nd & 3rd September 2014, Wellington, New Zealand – “Life Cycle Thinking and Policy: Towards a Sustainable Society”

The topic areas are:

  • LCA in different economic sectors

    • Building and construction
    • Agriculture and food
    • Energy (including use of biomass and biofuels)
    • Environmental impacts of biomass and biofuels, including indirect Land Use change (iLUC)
  • Life Cycle Management
    • Environmental declarations including labelling schemes, challenges in certification, and the role of EPDs and PCRs
    • Sector-based approaches
    • Integrating LCM into corporate strategy (including sustainability strategy)
    • Building internal capability for LCM
    • Novel climate mitigation strategies (e.g. biochar, forest sinks, etc.)
  • Conceptual developments
    • Life cycle thinking in policy support
    • Consequential versus attributional modelling in decision-making
    • Weighting of sustainability impacts to aid decision-making
  • Methodological developments (and applications)
    • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment
    • Carbon Footprinting
    • Water Footprinting
    • Life Cycle Costing

To submit your abstract, please go to the conference website and submit through the “Abstracts” tab.  Abstract submissions close on Monday 28th April at 5PM.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.  Please visit the website for further information on the conference, venue, accommodation and other information.  Registration information will be added soon!