Complex geological processes on Earth form geo-resources. These comprise metals, aggregates, industrial minerals, hydrocarbons, water and soil. Research on these geo-resources is organized in different research groups of the KIT Climate and Environment Center. Raw materials mined or won from these geo-resources represent the basis for our economy. Responsible use of these raw materials creates prosperty, work and a world worth living in. Our research is focused at developing solutions for the societal challenges related to the responsible use of geo-resources in order to use them responsibly for future generations to cover their demand. The research is organized in the various institutes and the THINKTANK „Industrial Resource Strategies“.