Despite there being a large pool of research and data looking into the tragedy of the commons, there still is no universally accepted solution to this dilemma. When used in isolation, each of the four approaches described here has benefits as well as limitations to the extent of success in averting the tragedy. The author proposes that all four approaches should be used in combination for a better chance of success at preventing the tragedy of the commons. For example, governments can begin to run educational campaigns and set up infrastructure and laws to promote socially responsible use of common pool resources, and communities can partner with the government in promoting such efforts.