Junior Research Team Global Commons
The Transformation of global commons and the future of planetary ecosystems
The research project analyses property rights and property regimes in natural resources by examining the conceptual and institutional design of the international law’s global commons and their regulatory frameworks. The main goal of the project is to critically assess the global commons in light of their ability to address acute problems of climate change, biodiversity loss, and 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.