The national peak body for LCA professionals, the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), introduces LCM Australia 2015, The 9th Australian Conference on Life Cycle Assessment and Life Cycle Management.
Globally, consumers are prepared to pay more for products and services from companies that are committed to positive social and environmental impact. In fact, Australia and its neighbours are leading this demand with 64% of people in the Asia Pacific region and 40% of Europeans prepared to put their money towards positive social and environmental changes.
Billions of dollars worth of Australian projects engage rating tools that currently, or soon will, require Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) information on products. By understanding the environmental impacts and benefits over the whole life of product, companies can improve performance and identify opportunities for reducing capital and operating costs.
The conference series will present new data, tools and approaches showing how to ride the wave of business opportunities that emerge from transforming to a more sustainable society. It will also host discussions on how a systematic approach to combat climate change and promote sustainability is key to achieving a low carbon economy.
Alex St Claire