The aim of the European Platform on Life Cycle Assessment (EPLCA) is to support businesses and public authorities in the implementation of Sustainable Consumption and Production. The support is provided with guidance on consistent and quality-assured life cycle data, methods and assessments. The European Platform on LCA hosts also a selection of tools, reference data and recommended methods for LCA studies.
The purpose of the Platform is to improve credibility, acceptance and practice of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in business and public authorities. It has been set up to ensure greater coherence across LCA instruments and robust decision support.
The Platform supports the development of:
LC Data Network
The current activities of the EPLCA and its maintenance are comed out within the Sustainability Assessment Unit of JRC-IES (other activities and projects at SA website).