The 11th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment
Responding to the climate emergency: metrics and tools for rational action
19 - 20 July 2023 | Twin Towns, Coolangatta QLD
Join the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS) for the 11th LCA Conference on the Gold Coast, Australia. The Conference will bring together climate and energy practitioners, green building designers, product manufacturers and suppliers, industry users of LCAs and EPDs, government, researchers and LCA professionals to network, learn and debate.
The unprecedented impacts of climate change and environmental degradation are evident globally. Today, action plans to minimise climate and environmental emergencies are being developed across all sectors of society and considered more deeply than ever before.
Countries, regions, and corporations are pledging to move to net zero emissions or beyond, reduce pollution and manage stretched water supplies, in alignment with global climate change and environmental summits. Rationalising these intents into actions is an essential component of these responses, especially in relation to the climate emergency. Tools and knowledge to support rational efforts are crucial for this journey.
Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the tool that provides the knowledge to formulate rational action. It provides a holistic and scientifically validated impact assessment approach that is applicable to all segments of society and the economy, both product and service spheres. Furthermore, LCA has matured to be equipped with customised methods and databases, and is the basis for eco-labelling and internationally-recognised performance metrics to interpret the effectiveness of climate emergency actions.
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Day 1: Keynotes and Plenaries:
Cara McNicol, Environmental Initiatives in Queensland.
Emily Townsend, LCANZ President's Address.
Tim Grant & Rob Rouwette, Official Launch of the LCCCP Program.
Day 1: Bio-Based Production:
Pasindu Samarakkody, Recycling wooden pallets: A case study of biochar production.
Dr. Nawshad Haque, Exploring pathways to decarbonise the electricity supply in Bangladesh.
Dr. Marguerite Renouf, Testing the greenhouse gas abatement of bio-based production from agricultural residues.
Day 1: Greenhouse Gases:
Dr. Annette Cowie, Metrics for Net Zero.
Dr. Masaharu Motoshita, Opportunities and challenges of assessing contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions through life cycle (contact details only).
Day 1: Circular Economy:
Dr. Mana Sitthiracha, Sustainability at ResMed - The Role of LCA.
Dr. Chalaka Fernando, Cement Coprocessing - a Solution for Circular Economy Commitments of Corporates and supporting Nationally Determined Commitments: A Sri Lankan case study.
Dr. Mayuri Wijayasundara, Implications of transitioning from product selling to a product service system.
Yoshinari Fukuzawa, Using Life Cycle and Systems Thinking Methods to Support Decarbonisation Policy Design in Australia: A Review.
Tim Grant, Measuring Circularity in the Water Industry.
Day 1: Energy and Transport:
Emily Suyanto, A Simplified Sustainable Circular Economy Evaluation for End-of-Life Photovoltaic (Best Student Presentation).
Dr. Tara Hosseini, Life Cycle Assessment of Various Hydrogen Production Technologies.
Day 1: EPDs:
Dr. Zhong Xiang Cheah, Robust LCA-based tools and data for meeting compliance obligations and guiding international trade policy (Most Popular Presentation).
Day 1: LCIA:
Tim Grant, Ecosystems Services in Australian Agriculture.
Dr. Masaharu Motoshita, Proposed method from GLAM3 for assessing the impact of natural resource use at endpoint level (contact details only).
Day 2: Food:
Prof. Jolieke van der Pols, Nutritional LCA methods - a review of opportunities in a rapidly developing field.
Dr. Nazmul Islam, Water, energy, and greenhouse gas footprint of city food system in Australia.
Day 2: Agriculture:
Day 2: Buildings:
Dr. Leela Kempton, Life cycle assessment considerations of prefabricated construction.
Day 2: Building Materials:
Day 2: Data and Databases:
Day 2: Mining:
Tony Knight, Circular Economy and Responsible Supply of Minerals.