Bridge-building forum proposed for LCAs

A forum for industrialists and environmentalists to build a consensus on ways of evaluating the results of life-cycle analyses (LCAs) has been proposed by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and two environment/business groups.

The thinking behind the initiative was explained by Andrew Blaza, Head of the CBI's Environment Management Unit, at a conference in London in February. "One of the things we fear," he said, "is that companies may invest quite substantial amounts of money and time in LCA as management tools only to have the results shot down in flames by interest groups who were not involved in the process."

The Forum is aiming to bring together "key stake

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