Aggregate efforts: global public goods that depend on the combined efforts of all states
This chapter discusses the aggregate efforts for global public goods. Global public goods requiring aggregate efforts are particularly susceptible to free riding. This means that success depends on the efforts of all countries regardless of whether a country is incapable of helping or the strongest country is capable to doing. Global public goods likewise depend on the total efforts of all countries. Presently, global climate change mitigation is the most important global public good that requires aggregate efforts especially in the reduction of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere. If any country were able to reduce it then whole countries would benefit, but not at the same levels and amounts.
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