Resourcing Future Generations (RFG)

The IUGS Executive Committee appointed a New Activities Strategic Implementation Committee to scope a proposed initiative addressing the long-term goal for ensuring a supply of mineral, energy and water resources for the global society for the next century.
Documents related to this activity are posted here for archive purposes.

NASIC Committee Members  
Updated as of April 2016


June 2013
Episodes article by Lambert et al. (Vol. 36, No. 2)


October 2013
IUGS Resourcing Future Generations Brochure


December 2013
Update from IUGS Secretary General

January 2014
Concept presentation by Secretary General and President

February 2014
NASIC Report on RFG
Annex A

October 2015 
Namibia RFG Workshop Full Report
Namibia RFG Workshop Executive Summary Report
Annex B
Annex C
Annex D
Annex E

October 2014 
The primary purpose of this White Paper is to stimulate discussion among academia, industry, national geological surveys and research funders and to invite comment. Please send your views by email to or complete a short survey at
Consultation Paper PDF 

January 2016
Annual Report for 2015


April 2016
RFG Call for Proposals Funding


November 2016
RFG Second Call for Proposals Funding


February 2017
Annual Report for 2016


May 2018


December 2018
ReSToRE - Researching Social Theories, Resources, and Environment Summer School, University College Dublin, Ireland (1-5 July 2019)


UNESCO Lecture Series:

Earth Materials for a Sustainable and Thriving Society


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