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The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
The international seminar in social life cycle assessment (LCA) of Montpellier is the fourth of this theme, the first of which took place in 2010 in Denmark.
These scientific events assert the necessity of a specific research concerning the social evaluation within the framework of LCA. The purpose of these seminars is to review the recent developments of the various approaches dealing specifically with social LCA, without minimising what they owe to the environmental LCA.
The target audience includes managers responsible for the social evaluation of the chain of products in companies, social LCA researchers and social assessment students.
The IES Sustainability Assessment Unit will make three presentations at the seminar:
- "Identification of social issues in environmental and economic sustainability assessment frameworks"
- "Including Resource Security of Supply in LCA: a proposal"
- "Social Sustainability in Trade and Development Policy"