At the start of the 21st century, the global population, resource consumption and the ensuing environmental problems are increasing at an unprecedented rate. The attendant shortage of resources is leading to allocation conflicts that are increasingly played out on world markets –even in the case of vital commodities such as water or arable land, which had thus far enjoyed a certain level of protection owing to their significance. The growing gulf between rich and poor, between the haves and the have-nots, is becoming ever more widespread as a result, both on a global and national level. Whose World Is It? explores major problems that will have a significant impact on the future of mankind.