EIA and green procurement: Opportunities for strengthening their coordination
2012 (English)In: Environmental impact assessment review, ISSN 0195-9255, E-ISSN 1873-6432, Vol. 33, no 1, 73-79 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
EIA plays an important role in enhancing the environmental performance of the construction sector. In recent years, the construction sector has been developing green procurement practices. Green procurement is a process that involves the incorporation of environmental requirements during the procurement of services and products. However, discussion on green procurement is rarely seen during the EIA phase. This paper addresses possible opportunities for improving the coordination between EIA and green procurement within the construction sector. The linking of EIA and green procurement has been postulated in the paper as an aid to strengthen the coordination between project planning and implementation. The paper is based on a literature review and is an outcome of an on-going research project concerning EIA and green procurement. This study indicated that it would be appropriate to introduce green procurement during the pre-decision phase of an EIA. In the present study, the opportunities for integrating green procurement at the stage of EIA are associated with the integration of project planning and EIA. Future research should investigate the mechanism through which the link can be established.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. Vol. 33, no 1, 73-79 p.
Environmental impact assessment, green procurement, construction sector
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-50050DOI: 10.1016/j.eiar.2011.10.007ISI: 000300745600010ScopusID: 2-s2.0-83455260661OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-50050DiVA: diva2:460933
ProjectsImproving the environmental performance of the construction sector through linking green procurement and environmental impact assessment
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