Can property law be used to reclaim our common wealth and transform capitalism in the process? Peter Barnes, a socially minded entrepreneur and commoner, believes it can.
Earth’s climate system has the attributes of a common-pool resource. The climate system’s limited ability to absorb greenhouse gas pollution makes it a depletable resource. I
This resolution can then become the basis for a treaty—initiated by the developing states– that recognizes the Earth’s atmosphere as a global trust as a critical component of the Common Heritage of Humanity.
One in six Americans say they would personally engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse.
The Paris agreement that ensued from the COP-21 summit states that “climate change is a common concern of humankind”.