• design for environment • LCM in emerging countries
• eco-efficiency • social responsibility
• environmental communication • sustainable consumption
• energy efficiency/generation • sustainable settlements
• industrial ecology • LCM and Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
• LCM and NGOs • promoting Life Cycle Thinking Worldwide (UNEP/SETAC)
With something for everyone, the sectors included in the conference focus are:
• agriculture and food production • banking/financing
• bio-material products • building/construction
• chemical/pharmaceutical • consumer products
• electronics • metal products
• services • transport
• waste management/recycling
This interesting mix of topics and sectors could lead to an interesting weekend at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. The extended Scientific and Organizing Committees with mainly European representation, but a few Canadian, American and Asian reps will help provide for a conference that presents a well-rounded view of the huge spectrum of issues that fall under the heading of life cycle management.
The abstract submission deadline has just been extended to February 11 if you are interested in presenting; otherwise early bird registration is set to begin this month even though forms are not yet available on the conference Website.