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What are “Global commons”? Deliberate how governing the global commons is the defining challenge for current and future generations.

Topic : Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests.

3. What are “Global commons”? Deliberate how governing the global commons is the defining challenge for current and future generations. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

The question is based on the theme of global commons and its governance.

Key Demand of the question:

Explain in detail the concept of global commons and discuss how governing the global commons is the defining challenge for current and future generations.

Directive:

Deliberate – Weigh up to what extent something is true. Persuade the reader of your argument by citing relevant research but also remember to point out any flaws and counter- arguments as well. Conclude by stating clearly how far you agree with the original proposition.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

‘Global Commons’ refers to resource domains or areas that lie outside of the political reach of any one nation State.

Body:

Discuss their features in detail; they are shared resources that cannot be managed within national jurisdictions. It is a term typically used to describe international, supranational, and global resource domains in which common-pool resources are found. Global commons include the earth’s shared natural resources, such as the high oceans, the atmosphere and outer space and the Antarctic in particular. Cyberspace may also meet the definition of a global commons.

Discuss the issues related to governing the global commons. Highlight the challenges.

Conclusion:

Conclude with way forward.