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.

Course leaders and speakers

Emma Rex is a researcher and Group Manager at RISE Research Institutes of Sweden in areas such as decision support, life cycle thinking, and circular economy. Emma has a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis with a focus on how life cycle perspectives are used and integrated in industry.



Karin Sanne is Group Manager for IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute’s LCA and Environmental Management Group where she coordinates and develops LCA-related assignments. She is civil engineer and has more than 15 years of experience in applied lifecycle thinking within AkzoNobel.



Jimmy Yoler – Swedish Institutes for Standards

Special lecture on standard ISO 14001, ISO 14008 and Type III declaration via EPD ISO 14025






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The course is arranged as a collaboration between Swedish Life Cycle Center, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden and IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute. 

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.

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

8-9 October 2019, Gothenburg – In Swedish
12-13 November 2019, Stockholm

11 500 SEK ex Moms

Register no later than September 16, 2019 (Gothenburg) and October 31, 2019 (Stockholm)

For questions, please contact Sara Palander, +46 31 772 56 40 or

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Tvådagarsutbildning i livscykeltänkande_2019

Photo: Swedish Life Cycle Center




Image: IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute




Photo: Swedish Life Cycle Center