Sustainable development requires economic, environmental and social policies to be designed and implemented in a mutually reinforcing way. This implies a need for new management thinking to improve policy coherence and increasing the role of knowledge in the formulation and implementation of policies as well as better communication with civil, society and business. Sustainable development should not be conceived as an additional requirement but as overarching principle, which governs the development processes.
The Conference will be an efficient dialogue between researchers, politicians and the public and business sectors with scope to encourage the integration of economics, ecology, management and social policies into an interdiscipline aimed at developing a sustainable world. CIGSUD continues the subject of Vilnius Conferences on Sustainable Development (www.mii.lt/SDIS, www.mii.lt/SIID-2003).