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UNFC and Sustainable Resource Management


United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) -
a universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources.

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Fundamentals od UNFC explained (animation)

Key areas of work

In focus


Draft Specifications for the application of UNFC to Wind Energy Resources open for public comment.


The public comment period opens on 22 May 2019 and will close cob 21 July 2019.


Available in Spanish: Application of UNFC  to Geothermal Energy Resources - Selected Case Studies (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 51)

Wikipedia article

Resources for the Future: Meeting the Quality of Life Aspirations of 9 Billion   (LinkedIn article by Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy at UNECE, 20 February 2019)

 UNFC now applicable to Anthropogenic resources [English]

 Guidance Note to support the UNFC for Resources Specification for Evaluator Qualifications [English]

 Guidance Note on Competent Person Requirements and Options for Resources Reporting [English]

Bridging Document between UNFC and Russian Oil & Gas Classification will greatly enhance coherent assessment of fossil fuel reserves [English, Russian]

Highlights-All Items


29 April to 03 May 2019
including 10th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management, Room XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

29 to 30 April 2019
Salle XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

24 April 2018
Salle XVIII, Palais des Nations, Geneva