Life Cycle Initiative Structure
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The structural organization of the Life Cycle Initiative is composed of the International Life Cycle Board, the Secretariat, Work Areas and Project Groups.
International Life Cycle Board
The leading institution of the Life Cycle Initiative with direct responsibility to UNEP and SETAC for scientific aspects and application issues is the International Life Cycle Board (ILCB).
The ILCB has the task to guide the Direction of Programmes in its work. It is chaired by Mike Mozur from SETAC and Guido Sonnemann from UNEP.
Phase 2 Coordinating Committee
The International Life Cycle Board (ILCB) welcomed on January 2009 in Paris (France) the new Coordinating Committee, which will lead the activities and projects during the next years until 2012. Internationally recognized professionals and leaders in their fields are part of the Coordinating Committee, chaired by Jim Fava:
- Work Area on Life Cycle Approaches for Consumption Clusters: Jim Fava acting as Chair and Amy Costello as co-Chair
- Work Area on Life Cycle Approaches for Resources and Impact: Rolf Frischknecht
- Work Area on Life Cycle Management in Business and Industry: Allan A. Jensen
- Work Area on Life Cycle Approaches for Methodologies and Data: Andreas Ciroth as Chair and Till Bachmann as co-Chair
- Work Area on Life Cycle Approaches for Capacity Development: Sonia Valdivia as Chair and Hongtao Wang as co-Chair
- Technical Review Committee: Reinout Heijungs as Chair and Michael Hauschild as co-Chair
- Coordinator of the Secretariat: Guido Sonnemann
The ILCB is assisted by the Secretariat situated at UNEP DTIE in Paris that plans, oversees and manages all activities related to the general organisation of the Life Cycle Initiative.
In order to achieve the aims, the Life Cycle Initiative launched three programmes for Phase 1 in 2002: Life Cycle Management (LCM programme), Life Cycle Inventory (LCI programme) and Life Cycle Impact Assessment (LCIA programme) and Cross-Cutting Activities.
In Phase 2 five Work Areas have been set up: Life Cycle Management in Business and Industry, Life Cycle Approaches for Capacity Development, Life Cycle Approaches for Methodologies and Life Cycle Approaches for Consumption Clusters, Resources and Materials.
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