Quantifying emissions and environmental impacts of pesticides in life cycle assessment: Building on the pesticide consensus effort.
Tuesday, 13 October 2020, 15:00-18:00
LCA Food pre-conference workshop
Virtual from Berlin, Germany
Background: Current pesticide field emission modelling and toxicity characterisation approaches suffer from several shortcomings, including unclear boundaries between Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) and Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA) phases, environmental compartment mismatches between LCI databases and LCIA methods, missing characterisation factors, compartments in impact assessment, and impact pathways. The Glasgow consensus workshop in 2013 started a consensus building process with three scientific workshops and a stakeholder workshop. In order to operationalise the resulting recommendations for harmonising the emission quantification and impact characterisation of pesticides in life cycle assessment (LCA) and product environmental footprinting, the OLCA-Pest project („Operationalising Life Cycle Assessment for Pesticides“, 2017-2020, funded by ADEME) was implemented with nine partner institutions. The present workshop informs about the main outcomes of the OLCA-Pest project and the consequences for LCI databases, LCIA assessment and LCA practice related to assessing pesticides in LCA.
Goals of the workshop:
Who is concerned?
Open to all interested parties, but particularly targeted to:
On behalf of the OLCA-Pest project team:
Peter Fantke Technical University of Denmark, Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark
Thomas Nemecek Agroscope, LCA Research Group, Zürich, Switzerland
Claudine Basset-Mens CIRAD, Montpellier, France
Philippe Roux ITAP, Irstea, Univ. Montpellier, Montpellier, France
Assumpció Antón IRTA Torre Marimon, Spain
Christel Renaud Univ. Bretagne Loire, ESA-INRA, 49007 Angers, France
Pierre Naviaux Comité interprofessionnel du vin de Champagne (CIVC), France