Friday, 14 December 2018
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Life Cycle Initiative

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC) launched in 2002 an International Life Cycle Partnership, known as the Life Cycle Initiative (LCI), to enable users around the world to put life cycle thinking into effective practice. The Initiative responds the call by Governments around the world for a Life Cycle economy in the Malmö Declaration (2000). It contributes to the 10-Year Framework of Programmes to promote sustainable consumption and production patterns, as requested at theWorld Summit on Sustainable Developement (WSSD) in Joannesburg (2002).

Ibero-American Life Cycle Network

The Network joins different organizations such as universities, technology centers, standardization institutions, enterprises, professional associations, governmental institutions, professionals, and students from Ibero-American countries that have life cycle thinking as a common ground for their vision and objectives. National Life Cycle Networks from Ibero-American countries are part of the Network. All of them are supported by the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative.

UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change

UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change was founded and is currently directed by Dr. Pere Fullana i Palmer. As of today it has 11 researchers with expertise in Lyfe Cycle Assessment Methodology (LCA), ecodesign, and ecolabelling applied to different fields. The main three objectives of the Chair are: contributing to guarantee environmental sustainability through the creation of a “Life Cycle Management” knowledge fund; fostering the development of capacities through the establishment of cooperative networks; and promoting and supporting interdisciplinary research projects.




Space provided to promote the exchange of knowledge in the areas of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Beatriz Rivela -

Av. 6 de diciembre N33-32 e Ignacio Bossano Edf. Torre Bossano, 2do. Piso.