Online LCA training course available

    A new online LCA training course comprising 16 instant access video recordings is now available. The course is conducted by Dr. Craig Jones – an embodied energy, carbon footprint and LCA expert, and Director, Circular Ecology. For more information and to register, click here:

    Water Special issue – call for papers

    MDPI’s journal Water has a special issue coming up, focussed on ‘Progress in Water Footprint Assessment’. You are invited to submit papers to the journal on this topic no later than 30 June 2018. More details at:

    Opening for doctoral student at Ghent University

    The Research Group ENVOC at the Faculty of Bioscience Engineering, Ghent University, is seeking a full-time (100%) Doctoral student.  

    Opening for doctoral studies in Aarhus University, Denmark

    A new PhD position is now open in Aarhus University, Denmark, for valuing ecosystem services and services to ecosystems from seaweed harvest and cultivation – ValueSea

    WBSCD Launches the Practitioners Guide to Circular Economy

    The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD's) recently published CEO Guide to the Circular Economy is an excellent introduction for CEOs and high-level leaders. But now, a more detailed guidance is needed for technical experts who can help encourage systemic change in specific areas of the company – whether in design, manufacturing, finance or elsewhere.

    Four Case Studies of Businesses’ Experience Evaluating Product Environmental Footprints

    The Washington Department of Ecology and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, working with the Oregon Sustainability Board, commissioned four diverse case studies of businesses with experience evaluating their product environmental footprints.

    The businesses have used product environmental footprinting to assess environmental conditions, identify opportunities for improvement, uncover business potential, and communicate with customers. The case studies highlight benefits, challenges, lessons learned and best practices.

    The 6th Indian Life Cycle Management Conference: Call for Abstracts

    The sixth edition of ILCM will be held on 9-10 October in New Delhi, India and abstract submissions are now open.

    Deadline for abstract submission is 15 July 2017.

    The objective of ILCM 2017 is to discuss and advance the implementation of Life Cycle Approaches along business value chains, supporting environmental, social and economic sustainability.

    FSLCI launches Circular Economy Workshop Report

    FSLCI recently launched its circular economy workshop report which summarizes the discussions and conclusions from the workshop "Circular Economy, Resource Efficiency, Life Cycle Innovation: Same objectives, same impacts?", which was organized at the beginning of this year in Berlin, Germany.

    The industry-focused workshop brought together representatives from various companies such as BASF, Evonik, Henkel, and Steelcase to discuss, to what extent the Circular Economy vision is compatible with existing life cycle and resource efficiency based approaches.

    Special Journal Issue on ‘Exploring the Circular Economy’

    The Journal of Industrial Ecology recently published a Special Issue on Exploring the Circular Economy. This special examines environmental, resource, engineering, managerial, design, and policy dimensions of the circular economy.

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