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Introduction: Setting the Scene

ByRosalie Callway

In 1996 the World Humanity Action Trust (WHAT), a think tank looking at global governance issues, was established in the UK by Sir Austin Bide and Sir Maurice Laing. Sir Austin warned of:

In order to address such challenges, WHAT established three special commissions, aptly named the WHAT commissions, to examine the current institutional frameworks of three natural resource topics: water, biodiversity and agriculture, and fisheries.