Biodiversity and life cycle assessment Working groupType Working group
Global biodiversity loss is a key challenge, with an array of human activities resulting in negative trends for species and ecosystems. What is the status of the LCA research on including assessments of biodiversity pressures in various environments? How are standards and methodologies, etc. developing in the biodiversity area, and what are the gaps?
Overall aim of working group
The overall aim is to share insights regarding ongoing activities on addressing biodiversity pressures from agriculture, forestry, and marine activities and initiate collaborations. This will be done by
i) creating awareness on ongoing research, current status and methodologies related to biodiversity assessments in LCA;
ii) follow the development of methodologies and applications in standards in the area; and
iii) disseminate knowledge and contribute to formation of guidelines, standards, and policies.