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carbon dioxide

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A colourless, odourless gas which is the fourth most abundant component of the air in the homosphere, amounting to about 0.035 per cent by volume. It is released by volcanoes, part of the...

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chlorofluorocarbon

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

(CFC)

Any of various organic compounds primarily consisting of carbon, chlorine, and fluorine, such as trichlorofluoromethane, Cl3CF (CFC-11), and dichlorodifluoromethane, Cl2CF2 (...

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Commons

Overview page. Subjects: Ecology and Conservation.

The concept that the major resources of the planet (land, air, and water) are commodities to which all people have equal right of access and use, and which no one has a right to spoil.

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environmental Movements

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

A political movement that focuses on protecting the environment, reducing environmental damage (such as pollution), and reducing unsustainable use of natural resources. See also...

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Global Monitoring

Overview page. Subjects: Environmental Science.

Global monitoring refers to the collection, processing, interpretation, dissemination, and archiving of data about the state of the Earth, including both its natural environment and its...

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Group of Seven

Overview page. Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services.

(G7)

An informal group of leading industrial countries, whose leaders meet periodically to discuss economic problems and policies. The G7 nations are Canada, France, Germany,...

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hegemony

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

A term especially associated with Gramsci, to whom it denotes the concealed domination of all the positions of institutional power and influence by members of just one class. The hegemony...

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interdependence

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

Between industrial democracies.

Influenced by the emergence of trade deficits after 1970, the rapid post‐war spread of multinational corporations, and the oil crisis of 1973–4,...

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international organizations

Overview page. Subjects: Law.

International organizations (‘IGOs’) have been a major feature of the international legal environment since the nineteenth century. IGOs are created by states for carrying out specified...

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international political economy

Overview page. Subjects: Politics.

International political economy (IPE) emerged as a heterodox approach to international studies during the 1970s as rising oil prices and the breakdown of the Bretton Woods international...

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