Special CIB Publication (Luc Bourdeau, CSTB)
Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction
The Agenda 21on Sustainable Construction is intended to be a global intermediary between those general Agendas in existence, i.e. the Brundtland Report and the Habitat Agenda, and the required national/regional Agendas for the built environment and the construction sector current or in the course of development. It should be a conceptual framework that defines the links between the global concept of sustainable development and the construction sector and enables other Agendas on a local or sub-sectorial level to be compared and co-ordinated and to define detailed mesures appropriately responsive to the local context.
The three principal objectives for this Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction are:
To create a global framework and terminology that will add value to all national or regional, and sub-sectorial Agendas.
To create an Agenda for CIB activities in the field, and for co-ordinating CIB with its specialised partner organisations.
To provide a source document for defining R&D activities.
Executive summary by CIB
You find more information about Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction in CIB Info Bulletin 99/3 in CIB webpages.
Figure 1. Resulting Challenges and Actions.
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FOREWORD FROM CIB
Agenda 21 on Sustainable Construction is the final result of the process that
commenced within CIB in 1995 whose principal component was an in-depth and
searching analysis of the future directions of, and optimal ways to engage in
international collaboration on research and innovation in building and
as the leading international organisation for collaboration in this field,
recognised early on the importance of environmental concerns and commitment in
all its activities. Working groups whose scopes and terms of reference bore a
direct environmental significance and orientation were already being set up in
the beginning of the 1980s. The recognition of the importance of the building
and construction sector for a sustainable development to be attained, prompted
CIB to select Sustainable Construction as the Theme for the period leading up to
the CIB World Building Congress 1998 in Gävle, Sweden. Not indeed as a to pic
for a three-year period only but rather as the Theme that will exercise a major
influence for the future on the building and construction sector worldwide.
This noticeable concentration of attention grew also from the conviction that
CIB by this means would at best serve its membership of R&D organisations
attain the broadest possible consensus in the work leading up to the Congress
and the Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction, CIB has co-operated and
communicated with other international associations knowledged as being of the
highest repute. CERF, RILEM, IEA and ISIAQ are among those organisations that
have contributed experts and specialist knowledge as the process unfolded.
Immediate Past President of CIB and
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