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What are global commons?

Refers to the resource domains or areas/objects/items that lie outside the political reach of any one country or nation

2

What are examples of the global commons?

Antarctica, the moon, the sea, the atmosphere

3

What is the common heritage of mankind?

The notion that global commons regarded as beneficial to humanity should not be exploited by individual states or nations

4

Why has improved technology and mineral scarcity increased the need for the common heritage of mankind?

Because it ensures that all countries have access to resources regardless of development. Technology makes exploitation much easier

5

What is the tragedy of the commons?

That free access and unrestricted demand for finite resource ultimately dooms the resource through over exploitation

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Why does the tragedy of the commons occur?

Because the benefits of exploitation only apply to those who do it, while the costs affect everyone

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Who proposed the tragedy of the commons?

Garret Hardin

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What is likely to be over-exploited?

Any shared resources

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What must be acknowledged by sustainable development?

The need to protect the global commons