Definition of global commons in English:

Share this entry

global commons

plural noun

The earth’s unowned natural resources, such as the oceans, the atmosphere, and space: financial speculators and other abusers of our global commons
More example sentences
  • The best solution found so far is the creation of new international regimes which reward behavior that protects the global commons of atmosphere and oceans.
  • Environmental resources include global commons such as the atmosphere, regional air quality, and natural resources such as fisheries and grazing areas.
  • Should those who benefit from this global commons contribute to its upkeep?
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.