PO102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 17: Great Lakes Basin, Asian Carp, Environmental Governance
The lack of a central governing authority. World leaders: world leaders work together to solve some of the world"s most difficult questions. Global governance case study : the aquatic invasion. Talking about invasive species: aquatic and plant species travel all over the globe into the great lakes basin through the hulls of ships o they came from asia. Muscles filter the water and eat all nutrients and stimulates growth of seaweed and plants. Asian carp - native to asia, grow really big. Come at people at all directions and most often it is an invasion by sea. Ships carry balast water that carry microorganisms. During the mid 70s, increase in invasive species have increased. Problem is a very expensive problem trying to deal with zebra mussels - 5 billion dollars. Is there global governence to deal with this problem. Global standard setting authority for safety and security of shipping.