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United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources (UNFC) - a universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the classification and reporting of fossil energy and mineral reserves and resources.

Highlights

UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Spanish

UNFC-2009 now available in Hungarian: the translation was prepared with the support of the Geological and Geophysical Institute of Hungary, in collaboration with the Hungarian Office for Mining and Geology and other experts

Developing a common assessment methodology for renewable energy resources through application of UNFC: this was the focus of the UNECE Workshop in Washington, 24-25 March. The event was hosted by the World Bank and sponsored by BP, DuPont, Shell and Total, with participation from IRENA and Bloomberg New Energy Finance

Mandate of Expert Group on Resource Classification extended until December 2019 -The extension of the mandate of the EGRC to December 2019 was approved by the UNECE Executive Committee on 4 December 2013.  The revised Mandate and Terms of Reference are available to view here.

News & Publications

UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Spanish

UNFC-2009 now available in Hungarian
(UNECE Weekly 571, page 2, 3 April 2014)

Developing a common assessment methodology for renewable energy resources
(UNECE Weekly 569, page 2, 20 March 2014)

UNFC now operational: a new era for energy and mineral reserves reporting
(Press Release 25 November 2013)

UNFC is Key to Sustainable Development in India
(Press Release 31 October 2013)

India to apply UNFC as tool for global good-practice based reporting of mineral resources
(UNECE Weekly 549, page 2, 23 October 2013)

UNFC – the tool of choice for optimizing natural resource management
(Press Release 12 July 2013)  

United Nations Framework Classification soon to be operational
(UNECE Weekly 525 17 April 2013)

Now available in Bulgarian: UNFC-2009
(UNECE Weekly 511 (page 2), 17 January 2013)

EU Member States assess use of UNFC for raw materials supply
(UNECE Weekly 504, page 2 (21 Nov 2012)

Uranium and thorium experts agree on widespread need for UNFC
(UNECE Weekly 502 (pages 2-3), 6 Nov 2012)

Energy industry calls for UNFC to embrace renewables
(Press Release 5 November 2012)

Key rules of application for UNFC now released for public comment (see UNECE Weekly 500)

UNFC development continues: key rules of application released for public comment
(Press Release, 22 October 2012)

"UNFC: Key Policy Tool for Energy Strategy Development"
Press Release from UNFC Workshop, Mexico, 27-28 September 2012

UNFC Workshop opened on 27 September 2012 in Mexico City by Deputy Minister of Energy of Mexico

"UNFC: enhanced energy security and sustainability" Press Release from UNFC Workshop, Bangkok, 9-10 February 2012 (see also UNECE Weekly 465, page 2)

"UNFC: enhanced energy security and sustainability" Press Release from UNFC Workshop, Bangkok, 9-10 February 2012

High-level mapping of UNFC of 1997 to UNFC 2009 

Need for UNFC highlighted at 20th World Petroleum Congress (see UNECE Weekly 458) 

Turkey's Energy and Natural Resources Minister opens UNFC Workshop in Ankara (see page 2 of UNECE Weekly 445)

IAEA organizes meeting to map and test UNFC for Nuclear Fuel Resource

EU Council encourages endorsement of UNECE's work on standardization of reserves and resources

UNECE works for your future energy resources

Meetings and Events

Fundamentals of the UNFC explained - UNFC Animated Presentation - developed by the EGRC Communications Sub-Committee NEW

UNECE is a co-sponsor of URAM 2014 (International Symposium on Uranium Raw Material for the Nuclear Fuel Cycle: Exploration, Mining, Production, Supply and Demand, Economics and Environmental Issues)
Vienna, Austria, 23-27 June 2014


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