DF 74 — LCA in the National Research Programme NRP 73 «Sustainable Economy»

Programme see below.

DF 74: Livestream / Video Recordings

Access to the livestreamlng will be available at the day of the event (payment required, see section "Registration" above).
Videos will be available for free after DF 74 (estimated from July 2, 2020) via this link:  https://video.ethz.ch/events/lca/2020/spring/74th.html

DF 74: 74th LCA Discussion Forum — Programme

DF 74 — LCA in the National Research Programme NRP 73 «Sustainable Economy»

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Monday, June 29, 2020 – Online conference – Detailed access information will we communicated to all participants

(Change of location due to the pandemic.)

The growing global economy relies on unsustainably sourced and used natural resources to produce goods and deliver services. In order to generate scientific knowledge about a sustainable Swiss economy, the National Research Programme perspective including environmental, economic and societal implications along the whole value chain while also including the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030.

The Discussion Forum gives an opportunity for representatives from economy and academia to discuss the role of life cycle thinking and LCA results in various economic sectors relevant for the NRP 73, including construction, mobility, health, nutrition as well as sustainable behaviour of different stakeholders.

The research projects within the NRP 73 not only focus on establishing the knowledge base, but also aim at analysing the effects of measures and instruments as well as applying life cycle management in the economy.

The 74th LCA Discussion Forum will show the diversity of life cycle based approaches applied within the NRP 73 and address the following overarching issues:
• How can decision-makers use life cycle based approaches to boost sustainable decisions?
• Which life cycle based approaches are best suited to reveal opportunities and risks for sustainability within the different economic sectors?
• Which instruments are most useful for combining environmental, economic and societal aims?


Download:    DF74-Programme_NRP 73 Sustainable Economy.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:40  Welcome and introduction to the day Matthias Stucki  ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences 
8:45  Keynote:
Towards a net zero economy: The role of LCA and rebound effects

Bastien Girod  Member of the Swiss National Council 
  Circular and sharing economy [Chair: Regula Keller]  ZHAW 
9:15  Resource pressure – a circular design method preceding LCA
Harald Desing  EMPA 
9:35  Steps toward a sustainable circular economy
Stefanie Hellweg  ETH  
9:55  The environmental potential of the sharing economy: motives, barriers and rebound effects
Rafael Laurenti  KTH Royal Institute of Technology 
10:15  Discussion    
10:25  Coffee break    
  Responsible public and private consumption [Chair: René Itten]  ZHAW 
10:45  Identifying suitable indicators to assess supply risks along the entire supply chain
Marcus Berr  EMPA / University of Augsburg 
11:05  Monitoring sustainability performance in public procurement through life cycle thinking
Tobias Welz  University of Berne 
11:25  Sustainable business models to extend the lifetime of mobile internet-enabled devices
Marleen Jattke  ZHAW 
11:45  Discussion    
12:00  Lunch break    
  Food production and consumption [Chair: René Itten]  ZHAW 
13:00  Applying data envelopment analysis to aggregate life cycle impacts for eco-efficiency assessment
Dario Pedolin  Agroscope / ETH 
13:20  Transforming the food sector by combining LCA-results with nutritional aspects
Ashley Green  Agroscope / ETH 
13:40  Discussion    
  Speed-dating: Short discussions in changing groups about the overarching issues (see abstract)    
13:55  Introduction speed-dating Regula Keller  ZHAW 
14:00  Speed-dating All   
15:00  Coffee break    
  Sustainable cities [Chair: Matthias Stucki]  ZHAW 
15:20  Environmental and economic assessment of a regional building materials industry combining material-flow-analysis, input-output-analyses and life cycle assessment
Ronny Meglin  HSR 
15:40  Sustainable housing: life cycle tools to understand residents’ consumption and their rebounds
Rhythima Shinde  ETH 
16:00  Bringing green best-practice into hospitals with an LCA approach
Karen Muir  ZHAW 
16:20  Discussion    
  Synthesis, announcements and farewell    
16:35  Synthesis: connecting answers to the central questions Regula Keller  ZHAW 
17:00  Farewell    
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