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.

Maritime Spatial Planning: A Means of Organizing Maritime Activities Measured in Terms of Sustainable Development Goals

Maritime spatial planning: A means of organizing maritime activities measured in terms of sustainable development goals
Catherine Colard-Fabregoule

The world of the sea is traditionally an area of freedom, but states have long undertaken to extend their skills in maritime areas. The marine environment, a coveted area, faces multiple pressures. The interactions of maritime activities between each other and those between maritime activities and the environment can thus be conflictual. Subject to strong natural constraints, these human activities need to be regulated with a perfect knowledge of the environment in which they are exercised. Furthermore, global warming and other forms of pollution appear largely to be ...

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