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Sustainable Development in International Law and the protection of the Global Commons
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Earth Sciences, Department of Earth Sciences.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The four ‘Global Commons’ – the Atmosphere, Antarctica, the High Seas (Oceans) and Outer Space – are in international law identified and recognised as falling outside the jurisdiction of any state. Whilst crucial to mankind and the global ecosystem as a whole, the commons are severely impacted by the current anthropogenic climate change. This thesis argues that the global commons have a weak legal protection today. Given the significance of the global commons for the achievement of sustainable development, exploring possibilities to strengthen such protection through international law is crucial to secure the future of our world. The purpose of this thesis is to highlight the issues relating to the current legal protection of the global commons and to address them in the perspective of international law and sustainable development as intersecting conceptual and theoretical frameworks.

By applying and analysing the acknowledged New Delhi Declaration of Principles of International Law Relating to Sustainable Development, this thesis will aim to provide insights, and maybe even a fresh point of view, as to how legal instruments could be structured and implemented in the strive for more effective and sustainable protection of the global commons. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , p. 31
Series
Examensarbete vid Institutionen för geovetenskaper, ISSN 1650-6553 ; 2017/29
Keywords [en]
Sustainable Development, Global Commons, Climate Change, International Law, New Delhi Declaration.
National Category
Earth and Related Environmental Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325200OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-325200DiVA, id: diva2:1113437
Subject / course
Sustainable development
Educational program
Master Programme in Sustainable Development
Presentation
2017-05-30, Norrland II, Geocentrum, Villavägen 16, Uppsala, 14:00 (English)
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Available from: 2017-06-22 Created: 2017-06-21 Last updated: 2017-06-22Bibliographically approved

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