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.


Steering Committee

The Steering Committee elections were carried out online during 21 – 25 September, 2017. The elected steering committee is listed below. An explanation of the results and the consideration of geographical balance in each constituency is also available.


Government BusinessScience/Civil Society/Individuals
IBICT (Latin America and Caribbean)Plastics Europe (Europe)World Resources Forum (Europe)
European Commission (Europe)FICCI (Asia/Pacific)CIRAIG (North America)
South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) (Asia/Pacific)Regenerativa (Latin America and Caribbean)Jorge Antonio Hilbert (Latin America and the Caribbean)

Monitoring impact and external evaluation

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.