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UNFC and Resource Classification

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.


Towards a new language for sustainable natural resource management
UNECE and the European Federation of Geologists (EFG) have partnered on the organization of a conference on “International cooperation on natural resources: geoscientists’ contribution to enhanced governance, policy making and attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals”, in Brussels, 9-10 February.


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

UNFC now applicable to:
 - Renewable energy resources [ENG, FRE, RUS]
 - Geothermal energy resources Final Geothermal Specifications
 - Injection Projects for geological storage [ENG, FRE, RUS]

Guidance Note to Support UNFC-2009 Definition of a Project [ENGFRERUS]


09 February 2018 to 10 February 2017
Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Royal Belgium Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels Organisers EFG, UNECE

25 April 2017
Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva

24 to 28 April 2017
including 8th Session, Expert Group on Resource Classification (26-28 April), Salle XII, Palais des Nations, Geneva