Prof. Sonia Valdivia – Co-Chair

World Resources Forum - Switzerland

Prof. Sonia Valdivia is a Programme Manager at the World Resources Forum since mid August 2014 on the areas of ‘sustainable recycling industries’ and ‘life cycle management’. Before she was Programme Officer at the UNEP Division of Technology, Industry and Economics, and has been coordinating the Secretariat of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. She has a PhD in environmental waste management and policies from the Technical University of Karlsruhe and has worked for organizations such as UNITAR (United Nations Institute for Training and Research), NACEC (North American Center for Environmental Cooperation), INE (Mexican Institute of Ecology) and as a GIZ coordinator of the Pan-American Network for Environmental Waste Management. She is a co-author of the UNEP/SETAC “Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment”, “UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Management – How business uses it to decrease footprint, create opportunities and make value chains more sustainable” and the UNEP publication “Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment.”

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