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.

From the Tragedy of the Commons to Sustainable Commons: A Survey of the Theoretical Developments on CPR

From the tragedy of the commons to sustainable commons: A survey of the theoretical developments on CPR
Bindu Balagopal P. Chacko Jose


The term ‘common pool resources’ (CPRs) connotes resources common and open to all on the planet earth and from which exclusion of individuals is not possible. Fisheries, backwoods, groundwater bowls, pastures, lakes, seas and earth's climate are general instances of CPRs. At the point when numerous people make use of CPRs, the net outcome is environmental degeneration of unimaginable magnitude. The expression ‘tragedy of the commons’ has encapsulated environmental degradation due to overuse of CPRs. Ecological issues, for example, ...

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