After a five-month incubation period, the LCA4Regions partners departed from Portugal, Spain, Finland, Italy, Slovenia, and Poland to land in Lithuania, more precisely in Kaunas for the first stop of their journey.
The first Transnational Learning Journey (TLJ) took place on 15 and 16 January 2019 in Kaunas, hosted by the Kaunas University of Technology.
All passengers on board brought with them the first results of their respective regional analysis.
On that occasion, during a thematic workshop entitled “From theory to practice”, partners talked about the implementation of LC (Life Cycle) methodologiesin environmental and resource efficiency policies, focusing on practical means to apply LC into practice.
The second part of the workshop has been dedicated to the comparison and discussion of the seven regional analysis realised by the regions, including local good practices already identified.
The benchmarking highlighted the opportunities and difficulties faced by partners while realizing their analysis. The result of this exchange provided an overview of potential practical tools that could be useful to design the regional action plans.
Peer-to-peer discussions and round tables helped partners and stakeholders understanding the potential application of LC in three of the five thematic pillar:
- LC for resource efficiency;
- LC in waste and material flows;
- LC in public procurements;
Some representatives of the regional stakeholders’ groups joined the thematic workshop. Partners, stakeholders, and external experts participated in the peer review in order to gather ideas to develop future action plans and identifying good practices in the regions.
- LCA4Regions "From theory to practice - Fritz Balkau
- A case study from Lithuania #1 "Environmental Life Cycle Assessment of Electric and Conventional Vehicles"
- A case study from Lithuania #2 "Environmental impact assessment of renovated multi-apartment building using LCA"
- Lithuania - KTU
- Satakunta - PJI
- Slovenia - NIC
- Baixo Alentejo - CIMBAL
- Lodzkie - Lodskie Region
- Lombardy - Lombardy Region
- Navarra - Government of Navarra
- Regional Benchmarking - ACR+
On 16 January the Kaunas University of Technology organised study visits in Vilnius to provide partners and stakeholders with a deeper understanding of the policies and good practices from the Lithuanian perspective. The two good practices identified are:
A company that makes researches, develops, manufactures, sells and installs solar cells & panels, specialised in top quality, EU manufactured Glass-Glass panels and design for rooftops, 100% renewable energy in Manufacturing.
The second visit took place at the public institution “Užstato Sistemos Administratorius” (Vilnius). They manage the entire deposit system for packaging waste, from collection to recycling. It is a non-profit organisation that has an underlying objective of managing the deposit system as indicated in the Law on Packaging and Packaging Waste.