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CIB Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction: why, how and what
KTH, Superseded Departments, Built Environment.
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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1999. Vol. 27, no 6, 348-354 p.
Keyword [en]
CIB, Agenda 21, Sustainable Construction
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Civil Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-52934DOI: 10.1080/096132199369174ISI: 000084200300002OAI: diva2:468351
QC 20111221Available from: 2011-12-20 Created: 2011-12-20 Last updated: 2011-12-21Bibliographically approved

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