The RELIEF (RELIability of product Environmental Footprints) project offers a unique international and multidisciplinary training environment for early-stage researchers (ESRs) to improve the reliability of the environmental footprinting of products. RELIEF aims at developing new models to reduce uncertainty of modelling environmental impacts throughout the value chain.
Four ESRs work on different topics, i.e. improving the reliability of product footprints related to energy (carbon), land, chemicals and water. The fifth ESR works on macro-scale environmental models, in order to incorporate cross-cutting issues from the other four ESRs.
The project, started in January 2015, is a collaboration between Radboud University and Unilever as partners and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Stanford University, University of Surrey, Ostfold Research, GreenDelta and the International Union for Conservation of Nature as associate partners.
It is funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network program (ITN-EID) grant attributed by the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation HORIZON2020 for the period 2015-2018.