The objective of this group is to get a shared understanding of soil quality issues and indicators in LCA, and to form an informal network of relevant researchers and organisations on this topic. It started as a joint initiative of CIRAD (France), CSIRO (Australia), Agroscope (Switzerland), Joint Research Centre (European Commission) and Lifecycles (Australia).
The 2nd workshop of the Soil Quality Indicators in Life Cycle Assessment Consensus Group was held in Dublin 18th of October 2016 in conjunction with the LCA pesticide consensus group. The workshop looked at a broad range of soil quality models and a review of these it’s been undertaken by the European Union. A set of task groups were established to progress the work over the next 18 months as part of the UNEP/SETAC life-cycle initiative Task group 1B on development of consensus characterisation factors for LCA.
The workshop report can be downloaded here.
If you are interested to be part of the working group, please email Tim.
The first international workshop on soil quality indicators in LCA was held on 30th August 2015 in Bordeaux, as a side event of the LCM conference 2015. You can download the presentations here.