Prof. Peter Haas (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) will speak informally about the emergent patterns of international environmental governance, drawing on insights from his current project on the evolution of international environmental law.
His project seeks to identify the major social forces that are driving international environmental governance. These social forces have emerged as a result of conscious efforts by international institutions like UNEP, the role of scientific experts, and emergent effects of green technology. In some contexts, these actors and processes have contributed significantly to the ability to develop effective governance. In other contexts though, they have been limited by various political and countervailing social forces.
The presentation will explore the political context that gave rise to these social forces, the impact they have on the effectiveness of international environmental law, and the prospects for the future.
For more information, see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.
Meeting Room 1, UNU-IAS
Pacifico-Yokohama, 1-1-1 Minato Mirai