The environmental-oriented Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) is an important tool for government to shape environmental policy; for science to support environmental policy and for business to implement environmental policy.

Sustainable development

LCA is increasingly fundamental in the development of environmental policies. Ecolabel, European legislation are examples of policy instruments to promote sustainable development. Without LCA, they would be almost unthinkable. Many questions have been raised regarding the implementation of LCA. Questions about the completion, about available studies, methods and software, or about agencies, organisations, contacts.