The Transformation of global commons and the future of planetary ecosystems.


The research project analyses property rights and property regimes in natural resources in global commons. Focusing on the Atmosphere and the Oceans, it examines the evolution and the structure of the regulatory regimes in these two domains and asks what kinds of property regimes they represent. The main goal of the project is to critically asses these property regimes in light of their ability to address acute problems of climate change,

biodiversity loss, nd the depletion of planetary ecosystems and to meet distributive and environmental demands associated with natural resources they include. The project also explores possibilities and implications of a reformulated concept of global commons extended to resource domains within and across states' territorial jurisdictions.

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