Kaur Lass gave a presentation at the conference of B7 Baltic Islands Network
. The presentation was entitled “How to combine socio-economic development and environmental protection”. The aim of presentation was to draw attention of participated representatives of the Baltic islands, members of Estonian Parliament and staff of Saaremaa County Government and local municipal government to more aware systematic implementation of planning. Agreement about development as well as environmental protection have to be transparent to guarantee this. It is necessary to simplify environmental impact assessment rules related to planning in Estonia by losing procedural and substantive doubling of SEA (Strategic Environmental Assessment) and planning process.
The conference was reflected also in Saaremaa newspaper “Oma Saar”.