Natural resources used for national self-interest
Other Names: National self-interest development priority
Nature: There is an underlying problem of national self-interest in the development and distribution of natural resources. In their use of natural resources, many developed nations adopt the attitude that they are unrelated to the rest of the world; they see no overall responsibility for sharing and refining such natural resources for the benefit of all nations. This is exemplified by nations which, by using large nets and factory processing methods aboard ship, are depleting the world's oceans of fish, one of the most important food natural resources.
Problem Type: D: Detailed problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET