A roundtable meeting was held at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS)/Cleaner Production Unit to introduce the concept of life cycle assessment (LCA) to ministries and to the private sector. Brief explanations of LCA followed by examples of international case studies were given by Dr. Fredy Dinkel (LCA expert, Carbotech, Switzerland).
The Cleaner Production Unit Team presented some LCA cases that were recently conducted for Jordan such as the electricity mix and the best sources of heating. The team also demonstrated how LCA can be a powerful tool for decision-making in strategic issues of environmental protection. The meeting was finalized after discussions between the participants on the most important issues or projects to be assessed in Jordan using the LCA methodology.