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All UNFC Highlights

Current energy security concerns foster an ever greater need for countries to consider managing their energy portfolio as a mix of conventional and renewable resources: UNECE organizing Workshop on UNFC-2009 Classification for Renewable Energies – Opportunities and Challenges, Geneva, 17pm-18am November 2014 during the UNECE Sustainable Energy Week  [19 September 2014]

UNFC development continues: responses to the June-September 2014 public comment on the draft specifications for the application to renewable energy resources available

Report of EGRC fifth session now available: more than 170 experts worldwide participated in the UNECE Resource Classification Week, 28 April-2 May.

UNECE Resource Classification Week: Experts from the UNECE region, as well as from Africa, Asia, and Latin America, gathered in Geneva, 28 April-2 May for the EGRC fifth session to discuss the UNFC.

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.

UNFC is key to Sustainable Development in India:  a key outcome of the “National Conference on Sustainable Mining and the UNFC - Challenges and Opportunities in India”, held in New Delhi, 29-30 October, was an accelerated action agenda to enhance governance of the mining sector, including use of the UNFC for improved decision support.

UNFC is key to Sustainable Development in India:  a key outcome of the “National Conference on Sustainable Mining and the UNFC – Challenges and Opportunities in India”, held in New Delhi, 29-30 October 2013, was an accelerated action agenda to enhance governance of the mining sector, including use of the UNFC for improved decision support.

Report on Implementing UNFC-2009 - Prepared for submission to the Committee on Sustainable Energy at its 22nd Session, 21-22 November, this report provide a useful summary of the development of UNFC-2009 and the status of its implementation.

UNFC – the tool of choice for optimizing natural resource management conclusion of participants at workshop on UNFC Applications in Uranium and Thorium Resources - Focus on Comprehensive Extraction, Santiago, Chile, 9-12 July   Press Release     Workshop presentations 

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

4th Session, Expert Group on Resource Classification
(24-26 April 2013) Palais des Nations, Geneva

Specifications for the Application of UNFC-2009 - Agreed by Expert Group at its Fourth Session - The Expert Group at its fourth session, Geneva, 23-26 April 2013 agreed on the Specifications for Application of UNFC-2009 and recommended that they be submitted to the ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy and subsequently the ECE Executive Committee for formal endorsement.

For more information visit the "Specifications for UNFC" pages

Expert opinions
On communicating complex information -Expert Opinion by David Elliott, Retired Chief Petroleum Adviser, Alberta Securities Commission and Vice Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification

Comparable energy reserves and resources – why we should care -Expert Opinion by David MacDonald, Vice President Segment Reserves, BP and Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification

Why "unified" reporting of the world's energy and mineral resources is important -Expert Opinion by Bradley Van Gosen, Research Geologist, United States Geological Survey (USGS) and Vice Chair, Expert Group on Resource Classification


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