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United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

An international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.

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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

UN body set up as an internationally accepted authority on climate change.

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Global Commons

Areas and resources that are un-owned and consequently beyond national jurisdiction.

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Tragedy of the commons

Situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.

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Sustainability

The capacity to endure

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Sustainable Development

Development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.