Imperial Life Cycle Network

Imperial College of London launched Network of Excellence in Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches and we were invited!


Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches


Researchers across various Imperial College of London departments apply life cycle thinking and life cycle approaches to their research activities. Until now there has been limited visibility of the life cycle expertise at Imperial College London, as well as a lack of networking and awareness between Imperial colleagues using the same approach and methodologies.


Imperial Life Cycle Network Launch


The Life Cycle Network was therefore established to bring together and connect life cycle-related research and researchers across the college, as well as to provide links to experts from other universities, alongside private and government sectors.

The official launch of the Network saw interest from over 100 people and provided an afternoon of sharing life cycle knowledge and networking between those active in the life cycle field in the UK and beyond. There was several great speakers from multiple Imperial departments, UK Department of Transport and several private companies who are leaders on the field.

Johanna Jarvinen from Bionova/One Click LCA took part to the launch event and was invited to be one of the panellist in discussion on ‘Sustainability through Life Cycle Approaches’ that debated on how life cycle approaches can support the road towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement and a Circular Economy, and touched upon current gaps and limitations within the life cycle field.

A panel discussion on ‘sustainability through life cycle approaches’ with (from left to right) moderator Dr Mairi Black (University of Surrey) and panellists: Dr Fritz Balkau (independent adviser sustainable solutions), Johanna Jarvinen (Bionova) and Dr Sandy Smith (thinkstep). Image courtesy of Imperial College London, see the event recap here.

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