1. Vision and goals of the database initiative
A first step to establish a roadmap for database development is to formulate a vision and clear understanding of the purpose of the national LCA database. The formulation of a vision should take place in an inclusive setting within the National Database Working Group (NDWG), and be informed by consultations with the wider stakeholder community. A set of concrete goals should then be developed; the purpose of the goals being to ensure the achievement of the vision. Through this, the requirements on the national database should become clear. If not already identified and approached, then potential funding partners for roadmap implementation should be considered and first contacts established at this stage.