Flashcards in 3.Global Governance (Environmental) Deck (6)
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
An international environmental treaty negotiated at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
UN body set up as an internationally accepted authority on climate change.
Areas and resources that are un-owned and consequently beyond national jurisdiction.
Tragedy of the commons
Situation within a shared-resource system where individual users acting independently and rationally according to their own self-interest behave contrary to the common good of all users by depleting that resource.
The capacity to endure