LCA for “Feeding the planet and energy for life” (6-7-8 October 2015)

This year Italy will host EXPO 2015 (www.expo2015.org), the Universal Exposition having as central theme “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) represents a reference methodology that may help analyzing supply chains in order to achieve sustainability objectives, including those related to better agriculture, food production and consumption as well as more efficient energy production and use.

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Italian network on LCA will jointly organize a conference during EXPO 2015, discussing role of LCA and presenting latest researches on the EXPO 2015 topics. 

Venue

The conference will be held in Italy, in the beautiful landscape of Lake Maggiore. On the 8th of October, a special session in the EU Pavilion will offer to participants the opportunity to visit the EXPO 2015 site, and to enjoy the outstanding international exhibition atmosphere.

Topics

 

  • LCA of food supply chains
  • LCA for a more efficient energy production and use
  • Life Cycle Sustainability assessment, Social LCA and Life cycle costing applied to food and energy sectors
  • Product environmental footprint in the food sector
  • Developments in LCIA methods (especially on land use, biotic resources, toxicity related impacts and water)
  • Inefficiency, food losses and waste along the supply chain: strategies for reduction, industrial symbiosis, and energy recovery in the food sector
  • Behavioral/nutritional aspects influencing environmental impacts (e.g. dietary shift implication to environmental impacts) and use phase/consumption modelling 

 

Deadlines

Abstract submission: 15th April 2015; Notification of acceptance: 30th April 2015 

Scientific committee

 

  • Assumpció Antón Vallejo – Institute for Food and Agricultural Research and Technology (IRTA), Barcelona, Spain
  • Maurizio Cellura – University of Palermo, Italy
  • Vito D’Incognito – Take Care International, Milan, Italy
  • Ulrike Eberle – Corsus- corporate sustainability, Germany
  • Peter Fantke – Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Denmark
  • Chris Foster – EuGeos Limited, United KingdomPierre Gerber – Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations – FAO
  • Monica Lavagna – Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • Adrian Leip – European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • Catherine Macombe – Irstea UMR ITAP-ELSA, Montpellier, France
  • Paolo Masoni –Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Bologna, Italy
  • Sarah McLaren – Massey University
  • Llorenç Milà i Canals – United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Bruno Notarnicola – University of Bari, Italy
  • Andrea Raggi –University “G. d’Annunzio”, Pescara, Italy
  • Serena Righi – University of Bologna, Italy
  • Serenella Sala – European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • Roberta Salomone – University of Messina, Italy
  • Erwan Saouter – European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Environment and Sustainability
  • Simona Scalbi – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Bologna, Italy
  • Antonio Scipioni – University of Padova, Italy
  • Rita Schenck – Institute for Environmental Research and Education (IERE), US
  • Ulf Sonesson – SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden
  • Stefan Storcksdieck genannt Bonsmann – European Commission DG Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection
  • Hayo van den Verf - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA), Rennes, France

 

 

Further news and call for abstract on www.reteitalianalca.it


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