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EXPO 2015 conference, LCA for “Feeding the planet and energy for life”

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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 helps analysing supply chains toward achieving sustainability objectives, including improved agriculture, food production and consumption as well as more efficient energy conversion and use.
The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the Italian LCA Network jointly organize a conference during EXPO 2015, discussing the role of LCA on the EXPO 2015 topics and presenting latest research in the field.

Topics

  • LCA of food supply chains
  • LCA for 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 focusing 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

Abstract submission and deadlines (New deadlines!)

  • Abstract submission (download abstract format here): 15th April 2015;
  • Notification of acceptance: 15th May 2015;
  • Early registration: 31st May 2015:  Authors (oral presentations and posters) registration and participants early registration (this is also the deadline for being included as presenter in the program);
  • An extended abstract (4 pages) will be requested by the 15th of June and included in the conference proceedings (template is available here).

 

Registration

Venue

The conference will be held in Italy, at Stresa, in the beautiful landscape of Lake Maggiore on the 6th and 7th October, at the Grand Hotel Bristol (bristol.zaccherahotels.com).
Special accommodation rates have been agreed for conference participants. To benefit of the special rate, please send the booking form to the hotel as soon as possible. Form to be downloaded here.

Besides, on the 8th October 2015, a special session in the EU Pavilion will offer participants the opportunity to visit the EXPO 2015 site in Milan, and to enjoy the outstanding international exhibition atmosphere. The cost of the ticket is 34 €.

 

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EXPO 2015 conference, LCA for “Feeding the planet and energy for life”

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