Virtual HDRO Seminar on: "International environmental cooperation and sustainability Within a constructivist framework" by Professor Peter Haas.
What does Constructivism tell us about the conditions under which effective international environmental cooperation occurs? What are the policy interventions by which international environmental cooperation and sustainability may be improved? This seminar will explain Constructivism’s contribution (from international relations theory) to understanding international environmental cooperation with the help of empirical examples. The record of international environmental cooperation is varied, but there are more successes than are generally acknowledged (for instance Mediterranean pollution control, Stratospheric Ozone protection, European Acid Rain governance). The successful cases artfully combine institutional design with the provision of organized scientific knowledge.