Green Economy Sparks a Modern Tragedy of the Commons

Displacement in Bajo Aguan, Honduras, illustrates how green economy initiatives like carbon cap and trade can create a modern Tragedy of the Commons.

A young girl stands amidst Afican palm trees with soldiers in the background in Bajo Aguan.
This is the modern Tragedy of the Commons: an international system that rewards social inequality in the name of saving the planet.
Photo By Nora Bluhme