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The SETAC Europe LCA Interest Group is aimed at advancing the science, practice, and application of LCAs to reduce the resource consumption and environmental burdens associated with products, packaging, processes, or activities.

It serves as the focal point of a broad-based forum for the identification, resolution, and communication of issues regarding LCAs. Moreover, it facilitates, coordinates, and provides guidance for the development and implementation of LCAs, in collaboration with the LCA North America and, more recently, also with other societies that address the life cycle concepts in an interdisciplinary way. This is achieved by means of a series of initiatives that includes, among others, the planning and organization of LCA session at the annual meeting and conferences, such as the LCA Case Study Symposium.

Since 2011, the SETAC Europe LCA Interest Group has been joining the Global Coordinating Group (GCG), established as a mechanism for communication between the regional Interest Groups in Europe and North America and to allow the other Geographic Units to have representation in global SETAC LCA affairs. The mission of the LCA Global Coordinating Group within SETAC is to encourage and coordinate regional Interest Group efforts to advance the science, practice, and application of LCAs and ensure that a global perspective is maintained toward the achievement of LCA Interest Group objectives.

LCA Interest Group Steering Committee

  • Voting members:

    • Ralph Rosenbaum (LCA Case Study Symposium chair 2016; Irstea ELSA-PACT, France)
    • Igor Budak (LCA Case Study Symposium chair 2015; University of Novi Sad, Serbia)
    • Sara Palander (Swedish Life Cycle Centre, Sweden)
    • Serenella Sala (SETAC Council member; European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Italy)
    • Jean-Florent Campion (L'Oréal Research and Innovation, France)
    • Heinz Stichnothe (Chair; Thünen Institute, Germany)
    • Cécile Bessou (Vice chair; CIRAD, France)
    • Joost Dewaele (Award manager; Procter & Gamble, Belgium)
    • Roland Hischier (EMPA, Switzerland)
    • Nicole Unger (Secretary; University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria)
    • Michele de Rosa (Communications manager; Aarhus University, Student representative, Denmark)

  • Non-voting members/Ex-officio members:

    • Tomas Rydberg - Chair (Retired SC chair; IVL, Sweden)
    • David Meyer (Chair; SETAC North America LCA Advisory Group; USEPA, US)
    • Bart Bosveld (SETAC Europe Executive Director, Belgium)
    • Jim Fava (UNEP/SETCA Life Cycle Initiative representative, US)
    • Bruce Vigon (LCA North America AG liaison, US)



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