The UNESCO Chair belongs to several formal and informal networks that push for progress and share knowledge in the field of life cycle management.
Habitat UNI is UN-Habitat’s partnership with universities worldwide. UN-Habitat, the United Nations Programme for Human Settlements, works to secure a better urban future by promoting the socially and environmentally sustainable development of human settlements and by striving for adequate shelter with better living standards for all. Through its UNI programme, UN-Habitat acts as a catalyst by facilitating partnerships between universities and other agenda partners.
- Life Cycle Initiative (PNUMA-SETAC)
The Life Cycle Initiative is a public-private, multi-stakeholder partnership enabling the global use of credible life cycle knowledge by private and public decision makers.
Organised and hosted by UN Environment (UNEP), the Initiative is at the interface between users and experts of life cycle approaches. It provides a global forum to ensure a science-based, consensus-building process to support decisions and policies towards the shared vision of sustainability as a public good. It delivers authoritative opinions on sound tools and approaches by engaging its multi-stakeholder partnership (including governments, businesses, scientific and civil society organisations). The Initiative facilitates the application of life cycle knowledge in the global sustainable development agenda in order to achieve global goals faster and more efficiently.
The Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the United Nations. It seeks to mobilise global scientific and technological expertise to promote integrated approaches for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, through education, research, policy analysis, and global cooperation.
Construction21 is a collaborative network designed to promote innovation and good practice between professionals, public authorities, researchers and scholars working in the field of sustainable construction. It acts as a platform where local and international sustainable construction companies can network, forge ties and share new ideas, experiences and practical solutions in the fast-evolving green building industry..