Flashcards in ✅22.214.171.124 - The 'Global Commons' Deck (9)
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
What are examples of the global commons?
Antarctica, the moon, the sea, the atmosphere
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
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
What is the tragedy of the commons?
That free access and unrestricted demand for finite resource ultimately dooms the resource through over exploitation
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
Who proposed the tragedy of the commons?
What is likely to be over-exploited?
Any shared resources