The Sustainable Development Goals are a global action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This framework establishing 17 universal goals, 169 targets and 230 indicators, including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, also sustainable consumption. The Sustainable Development Goals implicitly require life cycle thinking as a step to prioritize action by determining the key drivers of social and environmental problems, and to ensure that no unintended trade-offs occur. In order to reach that goal and make the right choices, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) is developed as a metric to measure the potential environmental impact and help identify the most efficient technologies, strategies or scenarios to address emission hotspots and managing potential trade-offs.
The International Conference Series on Life Cycle Assessment is the leading forum bringing together academia, graduate scholars, practitioners working in industry, government and public institutions in the domain of life cycle assessment, sustainability and circular economy. This event, hosted by School of Environmental Science Universitas Indonesia and the Indonesian Life Cycle Assessment Network (ILCAN), will take place on 24-25 October 2018 at Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta (Salemba) Campus.