Global Commons: Issues, Concerns and Strategies presents a comprehensive international perspective on the global commons—natural resource domains that are not subject to national jurisdictions and are accessible to all nations. These include the oceans, atmosphere and outer space, and specific locations such as Antarctica. Due to their critical importance in maintaining human lives and livelihoods, and their vulnerability to depletion, the collaborative preservation of the global commons is of great relevance to all human communities. Leading world powers, such as France, are increasingly adopting environmental policies as key to their functioning as democracies. After the Paris Climate Conference, there has been a spurt in cooperation between major nations, such as France and India, in the fight against climate change. This book provides exhaustive coverage of all the major facets of preservation of the global commons. It will, therefore, prove indispensable to all stakeholders in a new, just and sustainable world order.
Chapter : Conclusion: Imagining Multiple Worlds in Fifty Years
Conclusion: Imagining Multiple Worlds in Fifty Years
This concluding chapter is an exercise in imagination, coupled with possible explanations for that imagined vision, followed by macro-level descriptions of such imagined pictures.
There are actors, and there is the setting. The stage is only a stage we think, because of the time it takes for the stage to change. That is the essence of the stage. However, a stage can become the stage only in relation to the actors. The stage is usually constructed for a purpose, through a particular set of relationships with a given set of actors, constructed each time differently.
Look at this stage, for instance, the stage in which we are set—our immediate ...