LCA FOOD 2018

www.lcafood2018.com

Important dates

Activities Dates
Call for abstracts 9 October 2017
Abstracts submission deadline ***extended 28 February 2018
Extended deadline
Announcement of results 1 May 2018
Full paper submission 15 July 2018
Activities Dates
Early-bird registration 1 – 30 May 2018
Normal registration 1 June – 31 July 2018
Walk-in registration 17 October 2018

Registration rates

Early-bird registration

OECD (professional)

OECD (student)

Non-OECD (professional)

Non-OECD (student)

 

450 EUR

350 EUR

300 EUR

200 EUR

Normal registration

OECD (professional)

OECD (student)

Non-OECD (professional)

Non-OECD (student)

 

500 EUR

400 EUR

350 EUR

250 EUR

Walk-in registration 500 EUR
Gala dinner 60 EUR

Lca Food 2018 In Conjunction with Lca AgriFoodAsia 2018 and ICGSI 2018

“Global food challenges towards sustainable consumption and production”

To explore on sustainable solutions for the security of global food systems.

Life Cycle Assessment is an environmental analysis tool to evaluate the potential environmental impacts of products or services along its life cycle. The standardized methodology of LCA is described in ISO 14040/44: 2006. The scope of LCA studies covers not only the processing stage but also upstream (i.e. raw material production – agriculture, livestock, fisheries and aquaculture & packaging production and downstream (i.e. distribution, consumption and waste disposal) activities including related transport in all stages. The life cycle impact assessment results covering multiple impacts in quantitative terms facilitate the identification of hot spots (i.e. the main life cycle stage and activities causing significant impacts) to derive the strategies for life cycle management to improve the environmental performance of product and promote the shift towards sustainable agriculture and food production systems including more sustainable food consumption pattern via environmental certification and labelling schemes.

LCA AgriFOOD ASIA serves as a regional forum to build up the capacity and exchange knowledge on LCA application for agri-food products to enhance the collaborative projects at the regional level.

ICGSI is a trans-disciplinary international forum focusing on green process engineering as a path towards sustainable development of societies and regions.

LCA has been in Thailand since 1997 when first introduced as a new ISO standard. Life cycle thinking is appreciated as an approach to move towards sustainable development. Led by the National Science and Technology Development Agency since 2001, the local capacity on LCI national databases, LCIA methodologies, and LCA applications for policy and private companies were built including a network to expand the applications of LCA into practices both for policy makers and private companies. At the ASEAN level, Thailand is the first country that has been developing the national LCI databases including agri-food datasets. The LCA applications in Thailand include hot spot analysis, carbon footprint-carbon footprint reduction-carbon neutral-upcycle carbon footprint labels,  water footprint, organisation LCA, green GDP, sustainability performance indicators, and policy applications particularly in the area of food, fuel and climate change. Thailand also took the lead since 2012 in the creation of the regional network on “LCA Agri-Food ASIA” for developing the Asian food database and enhancing the applications of LCA in agri-food products.

Conference Co-Chairs

Professor Dr. Shabbir H. Gheewala Assistant Professor Dr. Rattanawan “Tam” Mungkung

The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment,

King Mongkut’s Unviersity of Technology Thonburi

VGREEN : Center of Excellence on enVironmental strategy for GREEN business

Faculty of Environment, Kasetsart University

Email: Shabbir_g@jgsee.kmutt.ac.th Email: Rattanawan.m@ku.th

Key organisers

– Kasetsart University (Centre of Excellence on enVironmental strategy for GREEN business, Faculty of Environment)
– The Joint Graduate School of Energy and Environment (King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi)
– National Science and Technology Development Agency
– The Federation of Thai Industries
In partnership with
– National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office
– Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (Public Organisation)
– Chiang Mai University
– Prince of Songkla University
– University of Phayao
– Mahidol University