Non-global priorities for use of world resources

The absence of a comprehensive global plan for the extraction, distribution and sharing of natural resources inhibits their equitable utilization. Operating without a system of priorities, and without global standardization and control, results in obsolescence, waste and misuse. A sense of responsibility to overall needs is lacking, and the world's natural resources are misused and exploited with little regard for the claim of future generations upon available reserves.
(C) Cross-sectoral problems