Call for papers: Developing Life Cycle Analysis: Life Cycle Criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU

My good friends Marta Andrecka and Roberto Caranta are co-editing a book on developing life cycle criteria in public procurement and are accepting abstracts until December 31st. Here's their pitch:

This book project aims to contribute to the development of life cycle criteria tools and methodologies for public procurement in the EU. The project is interdisciplinary in nature and therefore we welcome contributions from various fields such as engineering, policy development, management, business and law. Contributors may focus on any of the EU jurisdictions, either providing a comparative perspective or focusing on a single jurisdiction. It is also possible  to focusing on general problems or specific sectors or product/service categories. Furthermore, we welcome case studies studying possible drivers for change, legal settings and current business frameworks.

 

My reservations about social and environmental criteria notwithstanding, I am all for the internalisation of external costs associated with procurement and so welcome this new initiative by Marta and Roberto.