11 - 12/06/2018

XII Convegno della Rete Italiana LCA 2018 (VII Convegno dell’Associazione), Università di Messina

Attività

Programma

Life Cycle Thinking in decision-making for sustainability: from public policies to private businesses

Life Cycle Thinking (LCT) is rapidly emerging as an essential approach for both private and public sectors. Indeed, life-cycle information is nowadays considered crucial to guide policy decisions and business strategies in many contexts.

Policy makers have to promote sustainable consumption and production strategies to respond to national and international environmental challenges, by gathering baseline and future-oriented environmental impact information for market-oriented policies and developing strategies for resource efficiency and eco-design.

Private businesses have to improve efficiency to boost margins and competitiveness, while contributing to sustainability. Thus, LCT and product sustainability are operational to reduce their environmental and socio-economic burdens, while maximizing economic and social value.

The aim of the 12th Conference of the Italian LCA network has been to discuss about the role of the LCT approach as a decision-making aid in the definition of strategies for sustainability, thus supporting both public and private businesses in making more informed decisions. Benefits will be: (I) better policies with clear environmental and social objectives, (II) more sustainable business strategies, (III) environmentally friendly product design, and (IV) improved life quality driven choice.

Comitato scientifico:

  • Michele Aresta, Interuniversity Consortium for the Chemical Reactivity and Catalysis-CIRCC
  • Grazia Barberio, ENEA – Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Laboratory Resources valorization (RISE).
  • Maurizio Cellura, University of Palermo Department of Energy, Information Engineering and Mathematical Models (DEIM), Palermo, Italy.
  • Vito D’Incognito, Take Care International, Milano, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Ioppolo, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.
  • Arianna Dominici Loprieno, ENEA Territorial and Production Systems Sustainability Department, Laboratory Resources valorization (RISE), Bologna, Italy
  • Monica Lavagna, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture, Built environment and Construction Engineering (ABC), Milano, Italy.
  • Paolo Masoni, Ecoinnovazione srl, spin-off ENEA, Bologna, Italy.
  • Anna Mazzi, University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy.
  • Marina Mistretta, University of Reggio Calabria, Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Bruno Notarnicola, University “Aldo Moro” of Bari, Ionian Department of Law, Economics and Environment, Dipartimento Jonico, Bari, Italy.
  • Andrea Raggi, University “G. d’Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara”, Department of Economic Studies, Pescara, Italy.
  • Lucia Rigamonti, Politecnico di Milano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA), Milano, Italy.
  • Serena Righi, University of Bologna, Campus of Ravenna, Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) and Inter-Departmental Research Centre for Environmental Science (CIRSA)
  • Roberta Salomone, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Saija, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.
  • Simona Scalbi, Territorial and Production Systems Sustainability Department, Laboratory Resources valorization (RISE), Bologna, Italy.
  • Antonio Scipioni, University of Padova, Department of Industrial Engineering, Padova, Italy.
  • Marzia Traverso, Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering, RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany.
  • Alessandra Zamagni, Ecoinnovazione srl, spin-off ENEA, Padova, Italy.

Comitato organizzatore:

  • Marco Ferraro, National Research Council of Italy – Institute for Advanced Energy Technologies “Nicola Giordano”, Messina, Italy.
  • Giuseppe Ioppolo, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.
  • Marina Mistretta, University of Reggio Calabria, Department of Heritage, Architecture, Urban planning, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Francesco Pira, University of Messina, Department of Ancient and Modern Civilizations, Messina, Italy.
  • Andrea Raggi, University “G. d’Annunzio” of Pescara, Department of Economic Studies, Pescara Italy,
  • Serena Righi, University of Bologna, Campus of Ravenna, Department of Physics and Astronomy (DIFA) and Inter-Departmental Research Centre for Environmental Science (CIRSA)
  • Giuseppe Saija, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.
  • Roberta Salomone, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Messina, Italy.

Risultato del bando giovani ricercatori

  1.  Environmental implications of future copper demand and supply in Europe, Luca Ciacci
  2. Multifunctional agriculture and LCA: a case study of tomato production, Christian Chiavetta
  3. Development of a method to integrate particular matter formation in climate change impact assessment, Andrea Fedele

Atti del convegno

Proceedings 2018
Il volume raccoglie gli atti del XII Convegno della Rete Italiana LCA “Life Cycle Thinking in decision-making for sustainability: from public policies to private businesses”, che si è svolto a Messina nei giorni 11 e 12 giugno 2018.

I contributi scientifici, presentati al Convegno durante le sessioni tematiche orali e le sessioni poster e pubblicati in questo volume, sono stati selezionati attraverso un processo di double peer review gestito dal Comitato Scientifico. Le tematiche trattate riguardano i seguenti aspetti: Life Cycle Thinking methods and tools in public policies: experiences, limitations and perspectives; Life Cycle Thinking methods and tools in private businesses: experiences, limitations and perspectives; Life Cycle Thinking and Circular Economy: policies and practices; Life Cycle Thinking and the UN Sustainable Development Goals; Methodological developments of LCA, LCC, S-LCA and integrated Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment.

Nell’ultima sezione sono riportati i contributi presentati dai prime tre classificati della IX edizione del Premio Giovani Ricercatori LCA, rivolto ai giovani ricercatori che operano nel campo dell’analisi del ciclo di vita al fine di promuovere la ricerca e divulgare le loro attività.

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