Ian Goldin from the University of Oxford tackles the question of the global commons. In this video for the World Economic Forum, he asks “how can we come together, often against our short term interests, to manage collective, longer term challenges?”

Author: Professor Ian Goldin is Professor of Globalisation and Development and Director of the Oxford Martin School at the University of Oxford.

Image: A pedestrian walks past a beam of sunlight cast through two buildings amid heavy smog in Shenyang. REUTERS/Stringer.