Scientific Directions Update #6

Thursday, 30 March, 2023

In this first update for 2023 we have one big news story: SETAC is coming to Sweden!

The Swedish Life Cycle Center is proud to announce it will host the 26th SETAC Europe LCA Symposium. Since it started as a small case study symposium back in 1993, this event has become one of the most important general scientific conferences focused on LCA methods and applications and has played an important part in the development of LCA.

The conference will be held in the real, from 21-23 October 2024, at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. Inspired by recent discussions on the need for each LCA study to properly take its particular technical, natural and institutional contexts into account in order to have traction with decision-makers, the symposium theme is:

“Making LCA meaningful: good data, better models, sustainable decisions”.

We will welcome both theoretical and practical contributions to this theme. This news is so hot (we only just got the final signature), we don’t have a dedicated website link to give you yet. But more information will come via this channel and many others. In the meantime, whether you are into buildings, transport, energy, water, agriculture, waste management or any of the many other application areas of LCA, or you position yourself somewhere application-overarching, start thinking about what you might like to present at the meeting!

Bringing a scientifically important conference to Sweden is the top-listed objective for the Technical Secretariat in the Swedish Life Cycle Center Research Strategy, and after extensive negotiations, our energetic team has secured it. So, a big thank-you goes from me and everyone else who contributed to developing the Research Strategy, to Maria Rydberg, Anna Wikström and our recent director Sara Palander – well done folks!

Save the dates: 21-23 October 2024!

If you would like to draw attention to progress which researchers your SLC partner organization are making in developing new methods and other developments in the next Scientific Directions Update, please feel free to contact me: