Collaboration for the Global Commons

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Our bottom line for safeguarding the Global Commons is the following: It is urgent, it is needed for people and planet, and the world will be so much better for it—so let’s get on with it!

This renewed focus on the global commons was initiated by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in partnership with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), the Stockholm Resilience Centre (SRC), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Environmental Systems Initiative.

Only a broad and truly diverse movement can solve the problem of the Global Commons. No individual, organization, business or nation can succeed on her own. We must all play our part to catalyze change and build the movement.

Some are champions who deliver the message, engage, excite, and help build momentum. Others are drivers who bring the evidence forward and point toward scalable solutions. Enablers provide the financing, the policy frameworks, and the necessary technical support. And conveners create the platforms for dialogue, facilitate discussion, and bring in new actors.

To join the effort to protect the global commons, please contact

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