- Life Cycle Assessment
- Climate Change
- Other Sites of Interest
Life Cycle Assessment
The Interuniversity Research Centre for the Life Cycle of Products, Processes and Services pools and provides the key strengths of Quebec and Canadian universities in the fields of life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM).
Dr. Mark Delucchi’s home page at the University of California. Contains numerous reports on Delucchi’s Lifecycle Emissions Model.
The Global Emission Model of Integrated Systems (GEMIS) is a computer tool permitting analysis of the environmental impacts and costs associated with energy, material and transport processes and the associated life-cycles.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Argonne National Lab has developed a fuel-cycle model called GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation). It allows researchers and analysts to evaluate various vehicle and fuel combinations on a full fuel-cycle basis.
Extensive list of resources including conferences, LCA software, consultants, publications, and various organizations involved with LCA.
The mission of the SETAC LCA Advisory Group is to advance the science, practice, and application of LCAs to reduce the resource consumption and environmental burdens associated with products, packaging, processes, or activities.
In 2001, the American Center for Life Cycle Assessment was formed under the auspices of the Institute for Environmental Research and Education. The mission of ACLCA is to build capacity and knowledge of LCA.
A United Nations Environment program to develop and disseminate practical tools for evaluating the opportunities, risks, and trade-offs associated with products and services over their entire life cycle to achieve sustainable development.
The US EPA LCA homepage. The site's purpose is to promote the use of LCA to make more informed decisions through a better understanding of the human health and environmental impacts of products, processes, and activities.
Environment Canada’s main climate change website.
Main site for the Government of Canada climate change program.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been established by WMO and UNEP to assess scientific, technical and socio- economic information relevant for the understanding of climate change, its potential impacts and options for adaptation and mitigation.
The International Energy Agency has been mandated by its Member countries to provide analytical work on the energy dimension of climate change and the implications of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and its Kyoto Protocol on the energy sector. The IEA also undertakes work on options for the future evolution of the international climate change mitigation regime.
The website of the secretariat of the Convention provides organizational support and technical information for the Parties to the Convention and observers participating in the intergovernmental negotiations and related activities to combat climate change.
Other Sites of Interest
The Canadian GHG Challenge Registry© is Canada's only voluntary publicly accessible national registry of greenhouse gas baselines, targets, and reductions. The primary objective of this Registry is to challenge both current and potential registrants from all economic sectors and geographic regions to demonstrate meaningful actions which contribute towards the reduction of Canada's GHG emissions.
NRCan has created the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) within the Energy Sector to solidify and expand Canada's commitment to energy efficiency and alternative transportation fuels programs. The OEE manages these programs under a single organization that has a central corporate identity, a comprehensive strategy for disseminating information, and a more proactive approach to promoting the efficient use of energy.