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DF 67: Livestream / Video Recordings

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DF 67: 67th LCA Discussion Forum

DF 67 — Tracking current and forecasting future landuse

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Friday, 03 November 2017, ETH Zürich, Alumni Pavillon

Passenger and freight transport are causing substantial environmental burdens contributing to global warming and other adverse impacts on human health and ecosystems due to emission of pollutants, noise, etc. Despite of the introduction of cleaner technologies, overall mobility related burdens continue to increase. However, the mobility sector might face substantial changes such as the shift from fossil fuels to electricity and electricity-based fuels or the introduction of autonomous vehicles with yet unknown environmental consequences.

This discussion forum will provide insights into state-o f-the art assessment of mobility – from the individual technology to the system level and covering the environmental, social and economic dimensions. Mobility companies will show how they are applying LCA in daily work. Furthermore, assessments of large-scale mobility solutions for entire regions will be shown, for the current situation as well as future scenarios, including major technology developments and changes.

This discussion forum is intended to foster the exchange between scientists and LCA practitioners.


Tentative Programme (as of 7 September 2017):

Download:    DF67_tentative_programme_v170907.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, coffee & croissants    
9:00  Welcome and introduction
“Framework for the assessment of renewables”
  Session 1 – Tracking and inventorizing (current) land use and land use change    
  Methods that can be used to track the current locations of crop production systems in complex supply chains to support spatially resolved impact assessment.    
11:20  Coffee break    
  Session 2 – Forecasting (future) land use and land use change    
  Methods and tools to predict future locations of crops in the context of megatrends such as climate change and increasing demand for agricultural raw materials.    
13:10  Lunch    
  Short presentations (open for external submissions)    
  Call for short presentations:
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15:10  Coffee break    
  Session 3 – Impacts    
  Advances of methods for spatially resolved consideration of environmental impacts of land use change.    
  Wrap-up, announcements and farewell    
17:15  Wrap-up and announcements    
17:30  Farewell – Official end    
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