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Conference program

Day 1, 24th November 2015


Combined with AgriFoodLCA

Afternoon tea

2pm Afternoon session

Innovations in agriculture

  • Recent developments in international standardisation and harmonisation of LCA and footprint practices, Brad Ridoutt, CSIRO

  • Extending LCA in agricultural sectors, Marguerite Renouf, University of Queensland


LCA of food waste

  • Analysis of food waste, Joe Lane, University of Queensland 

  • Food, waste, and packaging – streamlined assessment tools for industry, Victor Bariacello, PIQET


3pm The Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation (RIRDC) presents:

  • Drivers for LCA investment  in agriculture, Sandra Eady, RIRDC

  • Panel discussion on the increasing the use of LCA in Australian food sector

  • Chair: Jodie Bricout; Panel: Jonas Bengston, Steven Weideman, Urs Schenker, Sandra Eady


4pm Side meeting

ALCAS Agricultural Sector Working Group



Day 2, 25th November 2015

9am Opening address

Welcome from Conference Chair, Jodie Bricout, cd2e


9.15am Opening plenary

Sustainable Value Creation at Nestle, Dr Urs Schenker, Sustainability Expert, Nestlé

Update on the government's National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) Program, Melanie Kaebernick, Department of Environment

Developments in Product Stewardship in Australia, John Gertsakis, Infoactiv


Morning Tea Break

11.30am Morning plenary

Enabling LCM in the region and across the globe

  • A global organisation to promote life cycle approaches, Philip Strothmann, Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation (FSLCI)

  • Promoting LCA development in New Zealand, Barbara Nebel, LCANZ

  • Programs for improving LCA, Tim Grant,  ALCAS

  • Life Cycle Approaches as a driver for the circular economy, Jodie Bricout

  • Indicators for a circular economy, Barbara Nebel, thinkstep


2pm Post lunch session

Select from your choice of:

Tools for better LCM

  • LCA and natural capital accounting (NCA) in product design: The business case, Barbara Nebel, Thinkstep

  • What every LCA professional needs to know about GIS, Andrew D Moore, Life Cycle Logic

  • Streamlined process rather than quality? The use of modern LCA tools to support decision-making for packaging, Katharina Bauch, thinkstep


Communicating LCM

  • Enhancing communication to mainstream life cycle management, Philip Strothmann, FSCLI

  • Changing our tune: same meaning, different song, Nicole Sullivan, BlueScope

  • Implementing life tycle thinking for Society, Dr Sean O'Malley, Planet Ark


Afternoon tea break

3.20pm Last session

Select from your choice of:

Good management needs good data - latest developments in databases

  • Recommended Impact Assessment Guidelines for Australia, Marguerite Renouf, University of Queensland 

  • The Lessons Learned from the Data Quality Improvement for Thai National Life Cycle Inventory, Nongnuch Poolsawad, National Metal and Materials Technology Centre (MTEC)

  • AusLCI – critical mass achieved!  Away we go, Tim Grant, ALCAS President

  • Enhancing LCA with the Australian Industrial Ecology Virtual Laboratory, Joe Lane, Dow, Centre for Sustainable Engineering Innovation, University of Queensland


New methods in Life Cycle Management beyond LCA

  • Social LCA: informing LCM strategy, Maartje Sevenster, Sevenster Environmental

  • Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of alternative forestry options,  Stefania Pizzirani

  • Life-Cycle based water footprinting methodology in the production of metal commodities, Stephen Northey, Monash University

  • Life cycle sustainability assessment and its application potential in product development – an ex-ante assessment of insect-based feed production, Martin Roffeis and Joana Almeida, KU Leuven, Division Forest, Nature and Landscape, Belgium


Day 3, 26th November 2015


Opening plenary of AusBuildLCA


9am Opening address


9.10am Opening plenary

The growing role of LCA in the global building and construction sector, Joep Meijer, a US expert in sustainable strategies for the built environment

LCA and Designing for Hope, Dominique Hes, Melbourne University


Morning Tea

11am Morning plenary

Sustainable buildings and construction, sustainable consumption and production, 10FYP at UNEP, Usha Iyer-Raniga, RMIT University

Green Star: LCA, EPDs and the future, Karl Desai, Green Building Council Australia

Technology challenges and opportunities for sustainable buildings, Alan Pears, RMIT University



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