Get involved

There are different ways to get involved in the Life Cycle Initiative´s activities:

Who is invited to participate?

Industries may participate because:

  • They will be able to identify cost-effective, sustainable solutions along the whole life cycle.
  • Their voice will be heard in multi-stakeholder activities.
  • They will increase their competitive advantage by developing and selling more sustainable products and services.

Governments may participate because:

  • They will be able to link their national initiatives to the global life cycle initiative in the field of LCM and LCA.
  • They will be among the outstanding countries/regions in promoting a life cycle economy.
  • They will provide better access to training for producers and consumers in their country and worldwide.

Research Centres and Institutes may participate because:

  • They can address new issues related to life cycle approaches and sustainability not yet examined in the initiative.
  • Their expertise can directly contribute to changing unsustainable consumption and production patterns.
  • They can share their knowledge in the fields of LCM, LCI and LCIA methods.

Consumer Organisations and NGOs may participate because:

  • The initiative can increase their awareness, helping them to facilitate more sustainable consumer behaviour.
  • They will have a global forum to inform people all over the world about the benefits of a life cycle economy.
  • They can address poverty alleviation and North/South inequalities as well as other issues.

Foundations may participate because the initiative can:

  • Achieve and sustain a healthy planet and livelihood.
  • Promote change in sustainable policies.
  • Facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of environmental problems.

Individuals can also play a role in the Initiative’s work programme when they participate in a flagship activity.