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Ms. Sonia Valdivia


Programme Manager

at World Resources Forum (WRF) (Civil society)


Multistakeholder Advisory Committee of a programme: Sustainable Lifestyles and Education, Sustainable Lifestyles and Education

About my work

Sonia Valdivia is Program Manager at the World Resources Forum since 2014 on the areas of ‘sustainable recycling industries’ and ‘life cycle management’. She hold an Honorary Professorship from the Leuphana University (Luneburg). Before she was Programme Officer at UNEP and has been coordinating the Secretariat of the UNEP/SETAC Life Cycle Initiative. She is PhD on environmental policies (Technical University of Karlsruhe) and has worked for UNITAR, NACEC (North American Center for Environmental Cooperation), INE (Mexican Institute of Ecology) and as a GIZ coordinator of the Pan-American Network for Waste Management. She is a co-author of the Medellin Declaration on Marine Litter, and UNEP reports on "Global Assessment Report on LCA Networks", "Guidelines for Social Life Cycle Assessment”, "Life Cycle Management” and “Towards Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment". She coordinated the ISO IWA 19 Secretariat and developed the "Guidance Principles for Sustainable and inclusive recycling'

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Consumer Goods, Food & Beverage, Scientific Research, Development and Innovation


Africa, Latin America / Caribbean