Flashcards in Global commons Deck (14)
What is a global common?
A resource domain or area that lie outside of the political reach of any one nation state.
Used to describe supra-national spaces
What are the four international law recognised global common?
What is an example of a mistreatment of the commons?
The North Atlantic cod has been overfished leading to depletion, marine pollution and loss of sustainability
What did the fisherman state about the large about of fish which used to be in the ocean?
"You could walk across the water on the backs of the fish, because there were so many fish"
What was the Canadian prime minster forced to do?
Ban fishing on cos as it nearly became extinct
What was the detrimental effect of banning fishing on the cod?
40,000 job losses
What took place in 2007?
Fisherman recorded cod numbers in the Atlantic by putting 1500 hooks in the sea.
How many of the 1500 hooks were filled?
What is the North Atlantic cod now?
An endangered species
What has the American Journal estimated?
That we have fished 90% of all the fish in the ocean
What global governance is in the high seas?
UN convention of the lake of the sea
What global governance is in the atmosphere?
UN convention of climate change
What global governance is in outer space?
The Treaty on Principle Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration use of Outer space