The project is split into two phases, Phase one focuses on a the regulatory and stakeholder landscape. The aim is to conduct desktop research of regulatory instruments with LCA aspects to identify the methodological differences and evaluate different calculations, allocation methods and impact assessments used in regulation. Moreover, it is important to conduct stakeholder engagement activities, such as round tables or webinars in order to identify the position of the stakeholders in relation to climate risks and how these are mitigated in their businesses. Desired outcomes for the first phase would be an assessment of the regulatory landscape with respect to different life cycle methodologies, stakeholder analysis, identification of barriers, risks and opportunities on implementation of LCA tools, shaping a regulatory landscape for LCA and gaining insight into stakeholder perspectives.
Phase two focuses on method development and comprises of two work packages. Work package three aims to establish the tools needed by the industry to support a fuel life cycle methodology. Whereas work package four centres around method development. The resulting methodology can then be used to inform policy making in the maritime industry with a focus on developments at the IMO.