'Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility' - panel discussion | University of Oxford

'Our shared world: reconciling individual need and collective responsibility' - panel discussion

Professor Ian Goldin, Professor Richard Bailey, Professor Nick Eyre, Professor Cameron Hepburn, Professor Angela McLean
17:00 - 18:30
Oxford Martin School
34 Broad Street
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 3BD

Lecture Theatre

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For most of the world’s toughest challenges, there exists a tension between the needs of an individual and what is best for the common good. Income derived from fishing may be vital to one country’s economy but overfishing depletes stocks to dangerously low levels. Low income countries need to develop in order to lift people out of poverty but this increases demand for fossil fuels at a point where global efforts to reduce carbon emissions have become critically important.

Some of Oxford’s leading thinkers on how to manage global commons and shared resources come to together for a lively panel debate to address the tension between individual rationality and collective responsibility, drawing on examples from the four lectures in this term’s series.