The 5th Nordic Conference on Environmental Assessment will be held in Reykjavík, Iceland 25 - 26th August 2003. The Conference is organized by the Planning Agency, Iceland and Nordregio in cooperation with the Ministry for the Environment and the University of Iceland.

The theme of the conference will be "Planning for sustainable development - the practice and potential of Environmental Assessment". The overall aims of the conference are to describe, analyze and discuss the role of Environmental Assessment with respect to planning and the political goal of sustainable development. Furthermore, the theoretical basis for environmental assessment will be explored, in particular with regard to the existing theories of planning and policy analysis and recent developments in the field of planning theories with relevance to the impact assessment field will be highlighted. Deadline for registration: 15 May 2003.

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