The Opportunity of the Commons

All life on Earth depends on clean air and water, biodiversity, and healthy forests, land, oceans and a stable climate.

These global commons—the ecosystems, biomes and processes that regulate the stability and resilience of the Earth system—are the very foundation of our global economy and modern society. Today, they are facing an all-too familiar tragedy of over-exploitation and rapid degradation.

Publication Author: GEF Secretariat
Pages: 16
Date of Publication: Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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