Governance Structure

The Life Cycle Initiative is a partnership of institutional members from three broad constituencies (government, business, science and civil society), also allowing for individual members from science and civil society. The membership is represented in an assembly, where members elect their representatives to the Steering Committee and are informed of the progress of the Initiative. The Steering Committee makes the necessary decisions to deliver the mandate of the Initiative, allocates resources and endorses programme implementation. Programmes are led by co-chairs appointed by the Steering Committee, and are responsible for delivering the work of the Initiative – regularly reviewed by ad hoc committees. Finally, a Secretariat hosted by UN Environment coordinates the different bodies and is in charge of internal and external communications.


Governance structure of the Life Cycle Initiative

In order to optimize alignment towards a common agenda and goals, impact indicators linked to the programmes and projects will be agreed for the work of the Initiative, and shared among all implementing partners. The impact measurement will be regularly supported by the Secretariat, and funds from the Initiative’s core funding would be made available for regular external evaluations.