Environmental Governance of an Ocean Commons: the Arctic

October 12, 2018

12:00 noon, UTC -9

United States

University of California, Irvine

In this session we explore the Arctic as a global commons addressing whether the characteristics of the region are consistent with the concept. If they are, and I lay out alternative views, we can discuss some of the implications for international law and governance of this understanding. Along the way, I describe the actual and potential degradation of the Arctic; evaluate the Arctic case along criteria linked to successful commons governance; and present specific policy changes that evolve from cooperative strategies--and those that emphasize the coercion part of commons thinking. I look to participants' contributions on the need for and types of change.

To attend webinar

Time information:

  • 12:00 noon, UTC -9

  • 2:00 PM local time (Irvine, CA)

  • 5:00 PM moderator and presenter time

  • Use this link to calculate your own local time if needed 


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To join webinar by phone: 

  • US: +1 669 900 6833 or +1 646 876 9923 

  • International numbers available here   

  • Webinar ID:  179 720 963



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