A discussion paper entitled “International Governance for Global Commons Stewardship” was released by the University of Tokyo’s Center for Global Commons (CGC). In today’s interconnected world, the global commons are under increasing threat from human activity. Traditional forms of governance, based on the authority of nation states, have proven inadequate on their own in addressing the urgent challenge of safeguarding the global commons.
This discussion paper proposes a framework for understanding the role of international initiatives in safeguarding the global commons, and reviews the effectiveness of international initiatives in driving three system transformations: 1) decarbonization of energy, industry, and transport; 2) sustainable food, land, water and oceans; and 3) sustainable production and consumption of materials.
Full report is available here,