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 thinking as its core concept, EcoBalance is recognized as one of the world's premier conferences for academic, industry, and government professionals. EcoBalance serves as a forum for discussions on environmental performance evaluation, information disclosure regarding evaluation results, and for the development and implementation of discussed methods.

  • 2022-Fukuoka
    EcoBalance 2022
  • 2020-Miyagi
    EcoBalance 2020
  • 2018-Tokyo
    EcoBalance 2018

A history of EcoBalance conferences

15th EcoBalance October 30 - November 2, 2022. Fukuoka, Japan + ONLINE
Shifting Paradigms with Life Cycle Thinking
14th EcoBalance March 4-5, 2021. ONLINE
Materializing Sustainability Visions: Fostering Partnerships with Life Cycle Thinking
13th EcoBalance October 2018 Tokyo, Japan
Nexus of ideas:Innovation by linking through life cycle thinking
12th EcoBalance October 2016 Kyoto, Japan
Responsible Value Chains for Sustainability.
11th EcoBalance October 2014 - Tsukuba, Japan
Creating Benefit through Life Cycle Thinking
10th EcoBalance November 2012 - Yokohama, Japan
Challenges and Solutions for Sustainable Society
9th EcoBalance November 2010 - Tokyo, Japan
Towards and Beyond 2020
8th EcoBalance December 2008 - Tokyo, Japan
The Challenge of Creating Social and Technological Innovation Through System-Thinking
7th EcoBalance November 2006 - Tsukuba, Japan
Designing Our Future Society Using Systems Thinking
6th EcoBalance October 2004 - Tsukuba, Japan
Development and Systematizing of EcoBalance Tools Based on Life Cycle Thinking
5th EcoBalance November 2002 - Tsukuba, Japan
Practical Tools and Thoughtful Principles for Sustainability
4th EcoBalance October 2000 - Tsukuba, Japan
Methodologies for Decision Making in a Sustainable 21st Century
3rd EcoBalance November 1998 - Tsukuba, Japan
Progress in LCA for a Sustainable Society
2nd EcoBalance November 1996 Tsukuba, Japan
The New Stage of LCA as a Common Language
1st EcoBalance October 1994 - Tsukuba, Japan
Life Cycle Assessment for Development of Materials and Technology