Born in November 2005 and created by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), the Peruvian Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology Network – PELCAN – is a research network, from the Industrial Engineering Department of the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru, specialized in environmental impacts.
The Peruvian Life Cycle Network is a group of professionals and individuals from different fields who share a strong interest in contributing to the society and the environment through life-cycle thinking.
Seeking to make a real difference on environmental issues and sustainable development, PELCAN prioritizes research in order to create opportunities of improvement and provide objective information for decision-making to reduce the impact on the environment.
The Peruvian Life Cycle Assessment and Industrial Ecology Network has three objectives:
-Disseminate the application and utility of the Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) tool
-Generate exchanges of experiences and articulate with other national and international networks in ACV
-Contribute with information to create Peruvian databases of Life Cycle inventories