Network seminars and events

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Annual Event

The Network’s annual event is held at Imperial College London and provides a networking platform for the UK and international life cycle communities. Speakers from a range of sectors present on the application and relevance of life cycle approaches. The event also includes a showcase of academic research within the life cycle field through poster presentations. 

Launch event

Seminar Series

The Imperial Life Cycle Network’s Seminar Series provides a platform to present and discuss topics relevant to the life cycle field. The format consists of a 30-40 minute presentation, followed by Q&A and discussion. The seminars are free and open to all. Upcoming seminars are listed below - please register via the Eventbrite page and a link for the online meeting will be sent to you shortly before the seminar (all events are currently virtual).

Journal Club 

The Imperial Life Cycle Network’s Journal Club brings together Imperial researchers (staff and students) working with, and/or interested in, life cycle approaches to discuss relevant topics, facilitate knowledge sharing, network and build collaborations. The Journal Club is open to all members of the Imperial community. To register please email the Network using your Imperial College email address. You will then receive further information, including the link for the online meeting, shortly before the date of the Journal Club (all events are currently virtual). Upcoming Journal Club meetings are listed below.

Upcoming seminars, journal club meetings and other events


Event slides

Event slides 2023

Access the slides and presentations from 2023 Network events below:

Network seminars

Dr Jacqueline Edge (Imperial College London)

EU Product Environmental Footprint: a more consistent LCA (PDF)
30 May 2023, 17.30-18.30 (BST)
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Dr Li Shen (Utrecht University)

Alternative carbon sources for plastics - is circular biobased plastics a solution? (PDF)
31 January 2023, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)
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Prof Sarah McLaren (Massey University)

Nutritional Life Cycle Assessment - Setting a New Research Agenda (PDF)
28 March 2023, 09:00 - 10:00 (BST)
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Event slides 2022

Access the slides and presentations from past 2022 Network events below:

Network seminars

Prof Bernhard Steubing (Leiden University)

Including broad future scenarios in prospective LCA (PDF)
27 September 2022, 17.30-18.30 (BST)
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Dr Alexandra Stern (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Environmental Impacts of the U.S. National School Lunch Program (PDF)
30 August 2022, 18.30-19.30 (BST)
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Prof Francesca Verones (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
How does life cycle assessment include biodiversity impacts (PDF)

‌1 Feburary 2022, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)
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Event slides 2020-21

Access the slides and presentations from past 2020-21 Network events below:

Network seminars

Dr Carly Whittaker (UK Department for Transport)

Life Cycle Assessment, counterfactuals and policy making (PDF)
‌13 October 2020, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)

Dr Serenella Sala (European Commission, Joint Research Centre)

LCA in EU policies - past, present and future (PDF)
‌10 November 2020, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)
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Dr Llorenç Milà i Canals (UN Environment Programme)

Life Cycle Approaches supporting progress towards the SDGs (PDF)
‌8 December 2020, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)
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Dr Andy Whiting (ERM Consulting)

Life cycle approaches in the pharmaceutical and healthcare sector (PDF)
30 March 2021, 17.30-18.30 (GMT)
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Prof Sonia Valdivia (World Resources Forum)

Social LCA of products for better-informed decision-making (PDF)
‌22 June 2021, 17.30-18.30 (BST)
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Prof Peter Fantke (Technical University of Denmark)
USEtox - characterizing ecotoxicological impacts of chemicals in LCA (PDF)
26 October 2021, 17.30-18.30 (BST)
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