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Resourcing Future Generations

an IUGS initiative

Roland OBERHÄNSLI

International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

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International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

Impartial

international scientific union addressing global issues that contribute to the advancement of geological research and inform, provide advice and influence decision makers throughout the

worldWith 120 national members, the IUGS promotes development of the Earth sciences through Geological conventions and standards and promote their worldwide acceptanceInvolvement in developing interdisciplinary solutions to global problemsCollaboration between more developed and less developed countries in earth science research, capacity building and applicationsContribute to earth science education and the visibility and public understanding of the earth sciences and their profound influenceCareer development of young earth scientists

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IUGS’ Role & Mission

IUGS is a member of ICSU and represents all geological scientists at the highest international level since 1961

IUGS supports broad-based scientific studies relevant to the entire earth-system and applying the results of these and other studies to preserving Earth’s natural environment,

using all natural resources wisely, and improving the prosperity of nations and the quality of human life by:Fundamental research and applied aspects of the Earth sciences of an international and interdisciplinary natureThrough its Commissions, Task Groups and InitiativesWorks with its Affiliated Organizations on topics of mutual interest

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MINERALS & SOCIETY

~ 99.5

% of human

development !

!

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It appears inevitable that the demand will continue to rise for most commodities Global population continues to burgeonPopulous BRIC economies continue their rapid development Africa strives to develop its cities and deliver servicesIt is a priority to find and develop natural resources for future generationsGreater efficiency of use, recycling and substitution will all be vital, but insufficient

MINERALS & SOCIETY

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Mining will continue to be an essential activity to meet the needs of future generations.While this is not easily accepted by all, it cannot be ignored in deliberations of the future. Any goals or visions for the future that simply ignore mining, or assume it will phase out, will be seriously compromisedResponsible production of natural resources needs to be accepted as part of integrated regional/national development plans and as a pathway to global Sustainable Development.It offers major opportunities for development of countries with good mineral and energy endowments.

MINERALS & SOCIETY

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Exploration expenditure at highest levels ever, but low discovery rate

Falling rate of discovery of large mineral deposits over the past quarter of a century, despite high levels of exploration expenditure

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Satisfying future needs for mineral resourcesis a challenging goal to ensure a supply of natural resources for global society for the next centuryWhile meeting the environmental and social imperatives for sustainable development researchers, academics, government agencies and industry globally will need to play rolesIn general, available technologies and good practices can minimise lasting impacts from resource productionMajor reasons for bad economic and social outcomes are corruption, conflicts of interest, ineffective regulation, incompetence and lack of regional planning

MINERALS & SOCIETY

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MAJOR CHALLENGES

Continuing to mine lower grade and lower quality deposits is unlikely to be the answer

Higher energy and water use

Larger

areas

of disturbance

Decreasing

land area accessible for exploration and production

M

ore

land is tied up

for housing

, feeding and servicing people and sustaining natural

systems

Regions where wastes and pollution are difficult to control are unlikely to be mined in the future

Changing widespread negative perceptions of mining and demonstrating how it can be conducted with sustainable benefits

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Global economic and social development relies upon the discovery and extraction of mineral, energy and water resources.How can demand for these resources accommodate continued population growth, and the right of people to improve standards of living?How do we secure resources for future generations in ways economically, environmentally and socially responsible?

RATIONALE FOR

RESOURCING FUTURE GENERATIONS

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IUGS - RFG can

p

rovide

an independent,

non-government

, international

framework

Well-placed

to play an

international honest-broker

role circumventing potential concerns about roles of some individual countries/

organisations

Four Themes seem important with respect to Resourcing Future Generations

Comprehensive evaluation and quantification of 21

st

century supply and demand

Research programmes in enhanced understanding of subsurface as it relates to resources

Research focussed on evaluation of where additional natural resources are likely to be found

Building capacity in developing nations for responsible stewardship of natural Earth

Resources

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The geoscientific data, skills and infrastructure required for locating mineral and energy have wider public-good applications

Water resources = vitally important

Environmental

protection/rehabilitation

Building cities and infrastructure

Understanding soils and landforms

Mitigating hazards and risks

Mapping biodiversity domains

Engage in

geogovernance

…………………

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Geogovernance - education/training

Earth in Transition: Preparing for the Unpredictable

GeoGovernance

is an initiative

of

the 

University of Potsdam's

focus research areas of

Earth Sciences

and

Politics, Administration and Management

http://

geogovernance.de

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Thank you

4 year old

Rike

managed to put & hold the Earth together


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