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.

The Global Commons and the Climate Governance Regime: Effectiveness and Challenges

The global commons and the climate governance regime: Effectiveness and challenges
Anju Lis Kurian C. Vinodan


Climate change impacts are felt worldwide and present more vulnerabilities in developing countries than in the developed world. The past few years have witnessed an emergence of interest in climate change negotiations and governance regimes across the globe. The predictions and assessments on climate change emphasize grave aftermaths for humanity and nature (Stavins et al., 2014). It should be noted that there exist perplexed interrelations between stakeholders as well as societal coordination processes that are categorized as ‘governance’ (Pachec, Vasconcelos, and Santos 2014). In the governance articulation, the role of the ...

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