Framework workshop - Basel, 2014

Estimating initial pesticide distribution fractions in life cycle assessment

This workshop attempts to establish broad consensus about how to consistently model in LCA the fractions of applied pesticides that enter air, water, soil, and agricultural crops as emissions. The workshop is organised back to back with the SETAC Europe conference in Basel, Switzerland.

When and where  10-May-2014, 8:00 - 18:00, Basel, Switzerland
Who Over 30 experts from all continents working with/on LCA (application or method development), or representing pesticides producers, users, or regulators.
Organizers The Technical University of Denmark, Dr. Knoell Consult GmbH and Quantis with the support of the EU project TOX-TRAIN.
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Key contributors  

Peter Fantke
Technical University of Denmark, Group for Quantitative Sustainability Assessment, Denmark
Presentation: "Introduction: Estimating initial distribution fractions of pesticides applied on agricultural fields in life cycle assessment"

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Ralph Rosenbaum
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture, France
Presentation: "Delimitating inventory and impact assessment in LCA: Findings of the first pesticide consensus workshop in Glasgow 2013"

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Olivier Jolliet
University of Michigan, School of Public Health, USA
Presentation: "Modeling initial pesticide distribution fractions in LCA: Towards a practical framework"

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