Organized by

The Institute of Life Cycle Assessment, Japan

Co-organized by

Global COE program
"Center for Education and Research of Symbiotic, Safe and Secure System Design"
Keio University

Ecomaterials Forum

Supported by

Commemorative Organization for the Japan World Exposition'70

Life Cycle Assessment Society of Japan(JLCA)

About EcoBalance

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"
  • 8th EcoBalance – December 2008 – Tokyo, Japan
    "The Challenge of Creating Social and Technological Innovation Through System-Thinking"
  • 9th EcoBalance – November 2010 – Tokyo, Japan
    "Towards and Beyond 2020"
  • 10th EcoBalance – November 2012 – Yokohama, Japan to be scheduled
    "Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Society"