Big news from Life Cycle Initiative:
in their last bimonthly newsletter, the Life Cycle Initiative started 2018 by sharing the successful triumphs achieved last year
2017 has been particularly exciting and eventful here at the Life Cycle Innitiative! We concluded Phase 3 (2012-2017) and launched our new strategy, with the main objective to scale up the Initiative’s activities with a more ambitious linkage to global policies and business agendas, under a more transparent and open governance structure.
Phase 3 of the Initiative successfully concluded with the following outputs added in 2017:
- The first e-learning module on Introduction to Life Cycle Thinking, available both in English and Spanish, has attracted close to 1000 subscribers within 4 month’s time;
- After being pilot-tested by 12 organizations worldwide, fresh results of using the organizational LCA guidance have been published;
- A series of publications have been produced related to the review of LCA datasets and management of databases;
- The overarching methodology framework of hotspots analysis and communication guidelines have been released.
Here at EcoEd, we are happy to hear the news, especially because of the results of the O-LCA guide which Pia Wiche, CEO of EcoEd, is a co-author. You can check out this guide on our webpage’s publications.
A new and exciting phase of the Life Cycle Initiative began over the summer, with a successful virtual General Assembly in September 2017 where a new Steering Committee was elected. Currently, the Initiative has close to 250 members across 46 countries across business, government and science/civil constituencies.
As we begin 2018, the Life Cycle Intiative is going strength to strength to launch a series of new and impactful projects delivering into our three overarching programmes. We are looking foward to a wide collaboration with all the members through such activities, and we also welcome new organisations and individulas to jointly develop life cycle knowledge, capacity, and implementation into global decision making.