“Life cycle approaches for the implementation of regional climate and circularity objectives”

This year’s Life Cycle Summer School 2022 (LCSS 2022), the 11th in the series under the broader program “Life Cycle Approaches to Sustainable Regional Development” will look at how life cycle methodologies can contribute to achieving the objectives of major global climate agreements and other sustainability issues on a regional level through a focus on prevention, circularity and adaptation.

Climate change is the single greatest sustainability challenge that we are currently facing and thus needs to be addressed urgently on all levels of society, as recently again highlighted by the 6th Assessment Report of the the IPCC. Regions play a key role in shaping the transition into a carbon neutral world, be it for example through their public purchasing policies, their energy and heating infrastructure or their mobility plans. While managing the transition, taking a life cycle perspective is key and thus during LCSS 2022 we will also look at how a circular economy can be applied to achieve climate goals.

Unlike in the previous two years where we organized our Summer School virtually, LCSS 2022 will take place physically in Gothenburg, Sweden! We invite regional stakeholders as well as participants from relevant disciplines who want to become familiar with a new discipline or simply to broaden their horizons in a field where they are already active to join us.

During our LCSS 2022 we will combine lectures, webinars, individual study and group workshops. Participants are encouraged to make short presentations of their own work, and substantial opportunities are available for peer reviews and horizontal exchange.

The Summer School will take place from 25. – 28. August 2022 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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The Summer School is funded through students’ fees.  Lecturers and organisers are giving their time free of charge.  Fees are being kept to a minimum, covering essential meeting costs, course materials, lunches and coffee breaks, and expenses for selected international experts.  Students pay their own travel to Gothenburg, accommodation and meals (other than lunches). We would like to highlight that all candidates are responsible for their own travel arrangements and insurance while in Gothenburg.  Candidates from outside the EU are also responsible for their own visa (if applicable).  

Registration is open to regional officials and their technical advisors as well as to undergraduate students, young professionals, including researchers under 35 and who are interested in applying life cycle approaches.

The registration fee is 450€. An early bird rate of 400€ is offered for students who apply ahead of 1st of June and an additional rebate of up to 30€ is offered for FSLCI student members. The registration fee includes admission to:

  • All lectures, workshops, webinars and networking events
  • The LCSS online collaboration platform and downloadable course material
  • 4 lunches during the Summer School & 1 Networking Dinner

Please note that whether or not ECTS points are awarded for the Summer School depends on the acceptance of our program by your institution / tutor. We suggest that you check with your tutor at your home university, how many points you would get based once we have published the full program (End of May). Given our usual program, we are estimating that 1-2 ECTS points could be awarded, depending on the ECTS calculation ratio that your home university applies.

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