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1

What is a global common?

parts of the planet which falls outside national jurisdictions and to which all nations have access

2

Examples of the global commons? (5)

1. high seas and deep oceans
2. atmosphere
3. Antarctica
4. outer space
5. cyber space (emerging)

3

Rights and benefits of global commons?

-effective management
-technological advances puts pressure on them

4

What is the Tragedy Of The Commons?

the conflict for resources between individual interests and the common good - overexploitation

5

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

6

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

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