Expanded strategic partnerships and design of commercial tools

The UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF has forged ties and signed collaboration agreements with research institutes, nonprofit organisations, state-owned enterprises and public bodies, and private-sector companies and organisations, both within Spain and further afield. To date, the Chair has signed a large number of agreements with other institutions, including the following:

  • Ecoembes - Ecoembalajes Spain, S.A. (Spain). A nonprofit organisation that designs and runs specially created systems for collecting and selectively recovering waste packaging for treatment and improvement. It supports PhD candidates at the Chair through the Chair’s Industrial Doctorate Programme

  • Igualada UNESCO Association (Catalonia, Spain). A UNESCO Audiovisual E-Platform partner: the partnerships aims to share the platform’s audiovisual content to raise environmental awareness, especially in the area of climate change

  • International Life Cycle Academy (ILCA). A worldwide collaborative effort to provide high-quality training opportunities in life cycle sustainability assessment. ILCA works closely with the Chair to offer joint training courses with the international community to promote a life cycle perspective for researchers and professionals worldwide
  • Generalitat de Catalunya (Catalonia, Spain). Recognised as a consolidated research group by the Catalan Agency for the Management of University and Research Grants (AGAUR) in 2018
  • CADS - Consell Assessor per al Desenvolupament Sostenible (Catalonia, Spain). A member of the Climate Change Expert Group
  • ACR - Agència Catalana de Residus (Catalonia, Spain). Projects carried out for the ACR
  • Ajuntament de Lloret de Mar (Catalonia, Spain). Partnership to carry out competitive projects
  • Fira Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Partnership for the Smart World City Expo and Barcelona Building Construmat
  • Regional Activity Centre for Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP/RAC). Centre for international cooperation with Mediterranean countries on development and innovation in the production sector and civil society, based on more sustainable consumption and production models. The partnership has included designing an LCA training workshop in Lebanon for applying LCA to the food industry in collaboration with the UNEP-SETAC Life Cycle Initiative
  • UN Environment (UNEP). The partnership between the Chair and UNEP aims to create the first document giving guidance on key environmental indicators for the private tourism industry. We signed a small-scale funding agreement with the Sustainable Lifestyles, Cities and Industry Branch of the Industry and Value Chain Unit at UNEP to organise a workshop to identify the key environmental indicators for sustainable tourism in the private sector
  • UN-Habitat UNI. The Chair is a member of UNI, UN-Habitat’s main mechanism for forming alliances with academics and researchers worldwide. We worked together to produce a new Environmental Indicator Guide for tourism in the private sector
  • Life Cycle Initiative (UNEP-SETAC). The Chair has worked closely with the Life Cycle Initiative from the start. We signed two small-scale funding agreements and a project cooperation agreement
  • Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). Members of the Climate Change Expert Group
  • Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN). An independent worldwide network of research centres, universities and technical institutions that aims to mobilise scientific and technical knowledge and expertise to solve sustainable development problems. The Chair is a member of the SDSN and its Spanish division, the Red Española para el Desarrollo Sostenible (REDS)

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