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North America Interest Groups: Life Cycle Assessment
Chair
Christoph Koffler
Co-Chair
Lise Laurin

Welcome

              Welcome to the Joint Life Cycle Assessment Interest Group!

                

This Joint Interest Group is a collaborative effort between the Society of Toxicology and Environmental Chemistry (SETAC) North American and the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment (ACLCA) as outlined in the 2019 memorandum of understanding between the two associations.

To join this group, click "Join Group” near the top of this page. You will need to create an account if you don't have one.

Mission

The mission of the Joint SETAC North America - ACLCA LCA Interest Group is to advance technical and methodological aspects of LCA in North America. More specifically, the IG is interested in promoting the science, practice, and application of LCAs to reduce the resource consumption and environmental burdens associated with products, packaging, processes, or activities.

To achieve this mission, the Joint LCA Interest Group will:

  1. Serve as a focal point for the identification, resolution, and communication of technical and methodological issues related to Life Cycle Assessment for the LCA community in North America; and
  2. Facilitate, coordinate, and provide guidance for the development, implementation, and communication of LCA and its use in North America.

Core tasks include planning and organizing LCA sessions at SETAC and ACLCA meetings, coordination of topical working groups, and preparation of LCA publications.

Current Activities

The Joint LCA Interest Group is actively working on a Capability Roadmap for LCA. Subgroups were formed to work on the various components of the roadmap.

LCA Capability Roadmap Webinar

Roadmap topics are in various stages of development.

Completed roadmaps:

Currently in the works:

  • Better handling ill-characterized uncertainty

Operations

The Joint LCA Interest Group is governed by its charter.

The steering committee meets (generally by phone or web conference) occur approximately once per month for 45 minutes. For more information contact the Interest Group Chairs.

Steering Committee Members

  • Christoph Koffler, Chair (Business) - Chair
  • Lise Laurin (Business) - Co-chair
  • Andrew Henderson (Business)
  • Angela Fisher (Business)
  • David Meyer (Government)
  • Michael Carbajales-Dale (Academia)
  • Tim Skone (Government)
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