Our Key Programme Areas

1. Technical and Policy Advice, and Stewardship for Life Cycle Approaches

The Life Cycle Initiative offers a Community of Practice of choice. This allows collaboration towards mainstreaming Life Cycle Thinking and approaches into decision and policy making. Typically, a group of users seeking guidance for life cycle approaches in concrete applications would be gathered with relevant experts, selected in an open process.

The Community of Practice is achieved through: a global forum for life cycle user groups (to identify areas where more development work is needed); a repository of best practice (capitalizing experiences at different levels, from companies to governments), and; global guidance, tools and position papers developed collaboratively by life cycle experts and users (providing value in the process of harmonization and improvement of the use of life cycle knowledge).

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Relevant Programme News

Expert input needed for Survey: Research project on the use of life cycle analysis (LCA) in public policy

Dear expert on life cycle analysis, We are conducting a research project on the use...
October 4, 2019

New ‘hotspots’ tool pinpoints unsustainable consumption and production

UN Environment launched in March 2019 a new tool that allows countries to see “hotspots”...
March 13, 2019

Update on National Hotspot Analysis project

The Life Cycle Initiative is pleased to announce the launch of the Hotspot Analysis Tool...
February 18, 2019