Human existence and progress is based on a sustainable supply of energy, minerals and water.  In order to provide resources, we must understand the complexity of the Earth. Equally important is the need to develop and utilize these resources in better and cleaner ways that minimize impacts. Success will require a consensus on how we work together.  

The International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences (CFES), the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM), the Geological Association of Canada (GAC) and the Mineralogical Association of Canada (MAC) are partnering to bring industry, academia and governments and civil society together to tackle these issues.

The Resources for Future Generations conference (RFG2018) takes its theme from a new IUGS initiative of the same name designed to mobilize geoscientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders to explore resource and related sustainability issues.

RFG2018 will include:

  • A well-run, diverse conference providing all participants with broad learning experiences, and opportunities to interact with peers and others from different disciplines and backgrounds.
  • Strong participation by diverse groups including geoscientists, engineers, social scientists, and policy experts from academia, government and industry; indigenous people, civil society, and young people.
  • A new shared awareness of natural resources, the distinct opportunities and challenges among these resources, future needs, issues and solutions, and a path forward.
  • Excitement among participants and the general public – a new belief that there are ways to meet our needs in the future consistent with long term sustainability goals. 

Visit the Conference website for more information.

Saturday, June 16, 2018 to Thursday, June 21, 2018
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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under Grant Agreement No. 776811 — H2020-SC5-2017.