We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 3rd General Assembly of the Initiative on the 24th of September. We hope you found it informative and enjoyed it just as much as we enjoyed hosting it. Please use the following link to the presentation from the event. from the event.

A new and exciting phase began for the Life Cycle Initiative shortly after the General Assembly on the 3rd of November 2019, with the election of the Steering Committee. The statistics of the election can be found in the election report summary.

The Steering Committee is comprised of 10 seats: three occupied by government representatives; three by business representatives; and three by science and civil society stakeholders, including one seat for an ‘individual’ committee member. The remaining seat is occupied by a representative of the UN Environment Programme. Every constituency must have representatives from different regions to ensure adequate geographical representation. You can see the governance structure of the Life Cycle Initiative directly on our website.

Congratulations to the four elected members! The newly elected Government representatives to the Steering Committee are the United States – Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS-NAL) – North America, and the South Asia Co-operative Environment Programme (SACEP) – Asia/Pacific. The business constituency for the coming mandate has been filled by FICCI in India – Asia/Pacific, who has been re-elected for the second time. Finally, CIRAIG – North America has also been re-elected to represent the science and civil society constituency.

The Secretariat warmly welcomes all our new Steering Committee members!