UMASS Political Scientist Among Others to Propose U.N. Take Bigger Role in International Development Efforts

Next week, UMASS Amherst Political Science professor Peter Haas and 30 of his colleagues from universities around the world travel to the “Planet Under Pressure” conference in London. They’ll be presenting their ideas on how the United Nations must fundamentally change how it approaches the international problem of development and climate change. Haas and other political scientists will also take their ideas in June to Rio, where the world’s governments and heads of state will be at the 2012 Earth Summit. He says this is the moment to get them to pay more attention to sustainable development, but it’s a complicated challenge