Focus of the training
The first two sessions are meant as the core of the training – they are the same for everyone.
In the third session, you dive deeper into one (or more) specific product category, the one most relevant to you.
Session 1: Landscape of Environmental Footprinting in the Agri-food sector
Monday, March 1st 2021 (10 AM or 3 PM CET)
In this section you will learn about the main principles of environmental footprinting and LCA. We will dive into questions like: what are the main drivers for sustainability and what is the role of life cycle environmental management? What are the current developments in EU context and policy-making, with regards to for instance the EU Green Deal, “Green Claims” and the EU Farm-to-Fork strategy? We will also demonstrate case studies of companies that embrace LCA in their sustainability strategy.
Session 2: Environmental Footprinting Methodology
Tuesday, March 2nd 2021 (10 AM or 3 PM CET)
In this section, you will be introduced to the step-by-step methodology of LCA and to the differences between ISO compliant LCA studies and PEF studies. You will deepen your understanding through examples of crucial, sometimes controversial decisions that need to be taken when performing an LCA. We will also outline limitations that are often encountered when performing an LCA. Finally, you will explore methodological developments on topics such as carbon sequestration, plastic soup, and biodiversity. This session includes an assignment.