CIB Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction: why, how and what
1999 (English)In: Building Research & Information, ISSN 0961-3218, E-ISSN 1466-4321, Vol. 27, no 6, 348-354 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
CIB's efforts to create an Agenda 21 for the construction sector are introduced here. CIB's unique position within the international construction community allowed it to initiate a specific sectorial response to the international agendas raised by Brundtland, Habitat II, Rio and Kyoto. CIB's recognition of the problems in establishing both a framework for sustainable development; how change within industry occurs, along with CIB's past, current and proposed activities meant that CIB was perfectly suited to respond to sustainable development. This CIB-led project resulted in global collaboration and co-ordination to specifically address sustainable development for the construction community. Situated between the broad international agendas and more local and subsectorial agendas, CIB's Agenda 21 is a conceptual framework that serves as an intermediary and provides for comparison and co-ordination. The three principal objectives are: to create a global framework and terminology that will add value to national, regional and sub-sectorial agendas; to create an agenda for CIB activities and for co-ordinating CIB with specialist partner organizations, and to provide a source document for definition of R&D activities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
1999. Vol. 27, no 6, 348-354 p.
CIB, Agenda 21, Sustainable Construction
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52934DOI: 10.1080/096132199369174ISI: 000084200300002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-52934DiVA: diva2:468351
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