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global commons Syllabification: glo·bal com·mons

Entry from US English dictionary

Definition of global commons in English:

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
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  • 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?
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