Two-day course in Applied life cycle thinking

The life cycle perspective, understanding the environmental impacts of a product or service throughout the value chain, is gaining increased importance in business as well as in public sector and authorities. In this two-day course you will get a deeper understanding on how to apply life cycle thinking in your organization, through real cases and proven methods. You will get sufficient time to practice your new skills during the course and ask the experienced course leaders and guest lecturers for support.

Target group

The course is aimed for you who need a better understanding of the life cycle perspective, life cycle assessment (LCA) and its role for sustainable development in your organization. You work for example as a strategist, environmental coordinator / environmental manager, buyer or investigator in public sector or business and focus on sustainability. No prior knowledge in LCA is required.

The course provides knowledge in:

  • How a life cycle perspective affects companies and authorities.
  • What LCA is and what benefit it can give you.
  • Specific application of the lifecycle perspective in various functions and activities, eg in procurement and environmental communication.
  • Product Environmental Footprint and other life cycle-based policy development nationally and globally.
  • Implementing life cycle thinking in your organization.

Course objectives

After the course, you have the knowledge and inspiration to use a life cycle perspective in your own business. You know the concepts of life cycle thinking and life cycle management and have gained comprehensive examples of how they can be applied for increased business benefit and for strategic decision making. You have gained an understanding of life cycle assessment as a method, its applications, strengths and weaknesses, and you are confident in using life cycle information in your work.

“Providing a two-day course in applied life cycle thinking is about to give and spread knowledge about the life cycle perspective as a part of working towards our vision “Credible and applied life cycle thinking globally”. / Sara Palander, director Swedish Life Cycle Center

Course leaders and speakers

Will be updated soon…




Interested to join the course? Click on the bottom below and make a pre-interest registration (non-binding) and get priority when the registration opens.

Interest in participation



General conditions for registration: 

A confirmation will be sent by e-mail as soon as we have received your application. The subscription fee is paid in connection with the notification. Information about the arrangement with schedule is sent no later than one month before the start of the course.

In case of insufficient participants, we reserve the right to cancel the course, which in such cases will be notified promptly and the course fee will be refunded.

Pre-interest registration are non-binding. Registration for courses organized by Swedish Life Cycle Center is binding, however, cancellation is free of charge if cancellation is made no later than 30 days prior to the course. Cancellations thereafter, up to 7 days before start, is charged with half the fee. If absence is reported later than 30 days before the date of the course, the registered participant has the right to send another person in his/her place. 


Course information

Date: 21-22 April 2019, 09.00-16:30

Price: 11 500 SEK ex Moms (Partners get a 20% discount)

Location: Chalmers University of Technology. Adress: Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, Gothenburg

The course will primarly be in Swedish. The course can also be given to larger groups / companies as well as in English on request.

For questions, please send an e-mail to or call +46 (0) 31-772 49 61.



– “I have gained a greater respect for the fact that it is complicated with LCA, but that it is valuable and useful. Now I have an easier time asking questions and analyzing issues as well as an understanding of the complexity..” / Course participants Gothenburg Oct 2019

– “It is incredibly inspiring to see the outcome from the course participants as they translate the knowledge into practice: How can we as an authority influence an entire industry? How can we as a company influence our suppliers? Or how can we, at an early stage in product development, introduce this idea to make the best products and services possible?” / Emma Rex (RISE), course leader of previous course


Read about the last course content here:

Tvådagarsutbildning i livscykeltänkande_2019

Photo: Swedish Life Cycle Center
Photo: Swedish Life Cycle Center