While the potential of LCA for sustainable development makes no doubt for experts in the field – including LCA4Regions partners! – it is in some cases relatively unknown, especially from industry and government. Many studies, good practices and success stories exist to demonstrate the benefits of LCA, but are they effectively shared? To promote LCA, it is important to reflect on how to build a critical mass of people with the right capacities. Regional authorities have a role to play in developing LCA, and so have science and education.

For their fifth Transnational Learning Journey, LCA4Regions partners will focus on training and capacity building in LCA.

During three days, hosted by the Lodzkie Region in Poland, they will meet to answer questions such as what is an adequate training in LCA, are the current approaches effective, which means are currently existing, are they the right ones to promote LCA, which are the suitable cooperations for the development of LCA? Participants will exchange ideas to increase the effectiveness of capacity building and share examples of successful trainings.

Register here!

Note that the registration is for the 3 days altogether.


28 September | Day 1: LCA in the region; Training and capacity building

09:00 - 09:20Welcome and introduction
Member of the Board of the Lodzkie Region
09:20 - 09:40 The policy context of the Lodzkie Region
Department of Regional Policy
09:40 - 10:00LCA and environmental protection in Lodzkie
Regional Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management in Lodz
10:00 - 10:10Q&A
10:10 - 10:30The role of the academic sector in stimulating development in training and capacity building for LCA
Lodz University of Technology (TUL)
10:30 - 10:40Q&A
10:40 - 11:00Cooperation between science and business for the development of LCA
M.Sc.Eng. Dawid Jasiński | Geotechnical Engineer and Design Advisor - Pietrucha Company (S i A Pietrucha Sp. z o.o.)
11:00 - 11:12Q&A
11:15 - 11:30Summary of the day

29 September 2021| Day 2: LCA good practices on training and capacity building

09:00 - 09:50

LCA good practices on training and capacity building (Part 1)

09:50 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:35
LCA good practices on training and capacity building (Part 2)
10:35 - 10:45
10:45 - 11:05
LCA training needs of the public and private sectors in Poland
Tomasz Nitkiewicz PhD. Eng. | Czestochowa University of Technology (CUT) - Faculty of Management
11:05 - 11:15
11:15 - 11:30
Summary of the day

30 September 2021| Day 3: Case study & Peer review

09:00 - 09:25
LCA procedures and databases
Prof. Andrzej Marcinkowski PhD Eng | Lodz University of Technology (TUL) - Faculty of Management and Production Engineering
09:25 - 09:35
09:35 - 10:00
Current LCA training and capacity building experiences
Dr. Fritz Balkau | LCA4Regions expert
10:00 - 10:10
10:10 - 10:30
Case study - Awarded innovative student projects: “Edible packaging” - an innovative idea for waste management and “Appleather” - an alternative to real or other artificial leather
Lodz University of Technology (TUL)
10:30 - 10:40
10:40 - 11:25
Peer review session: policy review of the region in the context of LCA opportunities and challenges
11:25 - 11:30
Summary of the day


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