A study of global LCI data collection protocols was completed in July 2009. This study was commissioned by The Ministry of Economic Development and completed by Scion, in collaboration with Victoria University and ERM New Zealand. This report identified and reviewed LCI methodologies currently being used in New Zealand and internationally, and contained an assessment and recommendations of an approach for New Zealand. An LCI Steering group hosted by MED are subsequently considering the recommendations and discussing next steps. The report is available for download here.