• "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski
  • "Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty"
    Jacob Bronowski

Workshop: Tracking current and forecasting future land-use impacts of agricultural value chains

Second RELIEF workshop on the topic of “Tracking current and forecasting future land-use impacts of agricultural value chains” will be held in conjunction with the Swiss Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment on 3 November 2017 in Zürich.

Title: Tracking current and forecasting future land-use impacts of agricultural value chains.

Date: 3 November 2017

Time: 8:30 – 16:30

Location: ETH Zürich, Alumni Pavillon

Materials from renewable feedstocks may cause significant environmental impacts due to land use and land use change related to feedstock sourcing. Whilst these impacts are clearly spatially-dependent, spatially-resolved impact assessment is often hampered by lack of data, and in some cases, methods or models. In addition, the location and impacts of production are likely to change in the future, e.g. due to the consequences of climate change and due to sourcing trends in a growing economy and considering geopolitical conditions.

The second RELIEF workshop on the topic of “Tracking current and forecasting future land-use impacts of agricultural value chains” will be held in conjunction with the Swiss Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment on 3 November 2017 in Zürich in collaboration with ETH Zürich and Agroscope. We will focus on 1) Methods that can be used to track the current locations of crop production systems in complex supply chains to support spatially resolved impact assessment and 2) Methods and tools to predict future locations of crops in the context of megatrends such as climate change and increasing demand for agricultural raw materials. Advances of methods for spatially resolved consideration of environmental impacts of land use change will also be covered in this workshop.

An updated version of the programme will be available on this website in due time. To register and to submit topics for short presentations, please visit the website: http://www.lcaforum.ch/ or contact the LCA Discussion Forum secretariat at:  lcaforum (at) ethz.ch.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 641459

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