The national peak body for LCA professionals, the Australian Life Cycle Assessment Society (ALCAS), introduces AgriFoodLCA, The 1st Life Cycle Assessment Conference for Agriculture and Food Industry.
Australian farms supply 93 percent of the nation’s food needs, while a further 60 percent of produce is sold offshore generating substantial export revenue for the country, about 13 percent of Australia’s A$300 billion in export earnings.
Global concern about environmental impacts of the agricultural sector has increased dramatically during the past 10 years. Through Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), a holistic method for assessing environmental risks, the sector can not only improve performance but also ensure benchmarks for entry to specific markets are achieved.
The ALCAS 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