CALCAS consists of 8 Workpackages. In addition to the overall project co-ordination line (WP1) and the dissemination line (WP8), there are three main activity lines (WP2-7);
  1. Sustainability science supply: specification of available knowledge, gaps therein and strategies for filling these gaps (WP 3, 4, 5)
  2. Sustainability science demand: the specification of aligned knowledge requirements for public organizations; industry and industrial organizations; consumers, citizens and NGOs; R&D sector, reckoning with several levels of decision making, from decisions on purchasing and installation maintenance to policy strategies and R&D strategies in firms, systematically placed in the new governance perspective (WP6)
  3. Linking supply and demand: strategy and programme specification for focused scientific development for sustainability oriented decision making (WP7)

The objectives of each WP are listed in the following:

WP1: Project Management (ENEA)

To organise the project as a whole, initiate its different phases, accomplish all necessary administrative tasks, report to the Contractor, by coordinating all the workpackages through the WP-leaders.

WP2: Scientific Framework (CML)

To draft an analytic framework for specifying available LCA and LCA related knowledge, its scientific foundations, relation to questions and decision situations, relations to other non-life cycle based models and tools for sustainability analysis, and gaps therein.

WP3: Options for broadening LCA Methodology (WI)

Analysis of overlapping, integrations, synergies with related methodologies and application frameworks:
a)physical tools- PIOT, EEIOA, GLUA, SFA, MFA
b)monetary tools – CBA, Green accounting and contingency valuation
c)application frameworks – Hybrid LCA, IA, EAI, SEA

WP4: Governance and LCA (FFU + IOEW)

Analysis of actual and potential relationships of life cycle tools in;
a)Role of governments, and national and international sustainability strategies (UN, OECD and EU)
b)New forms of handling science; LCA development as a result of the sustainability context in a global and regional context

WP5: Evolution of the standardised LCA (ENEA)

The principles and guidelines for standardisation of LCA will be developed, as input to a revised version of the ISO14040 Series, covering both the domain of ISO-LCA as has developed in the last years and the deepened and broadened as developed in this project.

WP6: User needs (IVL)

Identification of presently partially met needs and of future needs by:
1)Public Authorities
2)Business (industry, retailers)
3)NGOs, consumer associations, citizens
4)R&D programmers (European Technology Platforms, National funding organizations)

WP7: New LCA Strategies and research (CML)

Specification of new LCA strategies and overall research lines and a roadmap for their further development.

WP8: Dissemination (UNEP)

•Dissemination of the project results internally among the project partners and externally to a broad audience.
•Development of networks, “cross” among scientists and “vertical” between them and the users (public authorities, industries, NGOs and researchers)
•Implementation of LCA in academic curricula

See also the WP scheme >>

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