Flashcards in Global commons Deck (6)
What is a global common?
parts of the planet which falls outside national jurisdictions and to which all nations have access
Examples of the global commons? (5)
1. high seas and deep oceans
4. outer space
5. cyber space (emerging)
Rights and benefits of global commons?
-technological advances puts pressure on them
What is the Tragedy Of The Commons?
the conflict for resources between individual interests and the common good - overexploitation
What is being done to protect the global commons (high seas)?
problems - over fishing so stocks collapse
laws - 1982 UN convention on law of sea