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The International Conference on EcoBalance, organized by the Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan (ILCAJ), has been held in Japan since 1994 as a biennial conference.

Setting life cycle assessment (LCA) as the core concept, EcoBalance is recognized as one of the world's premier conferences for academic, industry and governmental professionals as a forum for the discussions on environmental performance evaluation, information disclosure of the evaluation results, and the development and implementation of its methods.

History of EcoBalance conferences and their themes:

  • 1st EcoBalance - October 1994 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Life Cycle Assessment for Development of Materials and Technology"
  • 2nd EcoBalance - November 1996 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "The New Stage of LCA as a Common Language"
  • 3rd EcoBalance - November 1998 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Progress in LCA for a Sustainable Society"
  • 4th EcoBalance - October 2000 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Methodologies for Decision Making in a Sustainable 21st Century"
  • 5th EcoBalance - November 2002 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Practical Tools and Thoughtful Principles for Sustainability"
  • 6th EcoBalance - October 2004 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Development and Systematizing of EcoBalance Tools Based on Life Cycle Thinking"
  • 7th EcoBalance - November 2006 - Tsukuba, Japan
    "Designing Our Future Society Using Systems Thinking" [Program]
  • 8th EcoBalance - December 2008 - Tokyo, Japan
    "The Challenge of Creating Social and Technological Innovation Through System-Thinking" [Program]
  • 9th EcoBalance - November 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
    "Towards & Beyond 2020"