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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
2. atmosphere
3. Antarctica
4. outer space
5. cyber space (emerging)


Rights and benefits of global commons?

-effective management
-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


What is being done to protect the global commons (atmosphere)?

problems - pollution causes climate change
laws - United Framework Convention on CC
laws - Paris