Biodiversity Footprinting with SimaPro


Get an introduction to biodiversity footprinting using a life cycle assessment approach and learn how to do an assessment in SimaPro.


1.5 days (onsite)

This biodiversity footprinting training course provides you with an introduction to the important topics of biodiversity footprinting – going beyond carbon footprinting to determine further species and ecosystem impacts.

During the training you will learn how to quantify biodiversity impacts on both an investment level (screening) and project-specific level (detailed). You will put theory into practice through exercises and have the skills to conduct a biodiversity footprint independently with SimaPro. Please note, this course is for newcomers to both the LCA and biodiversity fields.

During this training you will learn:

Introduction to biodiversity and LCA: Basics of biodiversity and LCA and how to include biodiversity using an LCA approach

Biodiversity footprinting core concepts: explanation of the methodology

SimaPro basics: setting up a calculation and basic navigation of the software

And deep dive into the biodiversity footprint methodology:

Goal and scope definition: you will understand the different levels of assessment and solve an exercise

Inventory analysis: you will learn what are the applicable data and databases and put these into practice through an exercise

Impact assessment: you will learn how resource and emissions inputs relate to biodiversity impact categories and solve an exercise

Interpretation: you will learn how to analyze your results

As a result you will:
  • Understand the core concepts of biodiversity footprinting
  • Learn how to quantify biodiversity impacts
  • Apply biodiversity footprinting to a case study using SimaPro
  • Understand the main limitations and strengths of biodiversity footprinting

Please note: the course includes 2 in-person sessions of 8 and 4 hours respectively. For traveling to the venue, we encourage you to use sustainable transportation whenever possible.

Interested in the what we are doing in the biodiversity field? Find out about latest developments at PRé on our biodiversity metrics website:

See also our custom support service

Sep 2024




We offer a reduced price of €400* for participants from low-income and lower-middle-income countries.

Afghanistan Algeria Angola Bangladesh Benin Bhutan Bolivia Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Cape Verde Central African Republic Chad Comoros Congo, Republic of Djibouti Egypt El Salvador Eritrea Ethiopia Gambia Ghana Guinea Guinea Bissau Haiti Honduras India Iran Ivory Coast (Cote D`Ivoire) Jordan Kenya Kiribati Kyrgyzstan Laos Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Madagascar Malawi Mali Mauritania Mongolia Morocco Mozambique Myanmar Nepal Nicaragua Niger Nigeria North Korea Pakistan Papua New Guinea Palestine Philippines Rwanda Samoa Sao Tome and Principe Senegal Sierra Leone Solomon Islands Somalia South Sudan Sri Lanka Sudan Swaziland Syria Tajikistan Tanzania Timor-Leste (East Timor) Togo Tunisia Uganda Ukraine Uzbekistan Vanuatu Vietnam Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe

*A maximum of 2 participants per training applies. No rights can be derived, and the discount cannot be combined with other discounts.

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