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List of Press Releases - 2018-7

China bridges its mineral and petroleum resource classification systems to UNFC (28 September 2018)

The Ministry of Natural Resources of the People’s Republic of China and UNECE have collaborated on the development of bridging documents between China's resources and reserves classification system for minerals and petroleum and the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources ...
UNFC specifications on use of resources from waste to support the circular economy (27 September 2018)

Energy and mineral value chains usually involve the generation of large quantities of residues. These residues often end up as wastes and, if not properly managed threaten not only the environment but also the health and safety of the local populations. With energy and mineral production ...
UNECE and Boston University to cooperate to accelerate the clean energy transition (26 September 2018)

The global transition to sustainable energy is among the major challenges of our time and is of cross-cutting importance to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, particularly its Goal 7 which aims to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. Accelerating ...
Mexico to test the use of UNFC to manage the social and environmental aspects of petroleum projects (04 July 2018)

Mexico is one of the major petroleum producers in the western hemisphere. It has a long history of oil and gas production, yet a vast potential remains to be developed. The country has taken firm steps to bring some of its potential conventional and unconventional petroleum resources into ...
UNECE and Pennsylvania State University sign MOU on High Performance Buildings (31 May 2018)

Buildings are central to meeting the challenges of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. In the developed world, buildings consume more than 70 percent of the electrical power generated and 40 percent of primary energy. Additionally, ...
UNECE and EuroGeoSurveys to promote the sustainable management of all resources (26 April 2018)

Sustainable resource management is increasingly recognized in Europe as a matter of singular importance to ensure the well-being of society. The achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals hinges greatly on access to energy and raw material resources. UNECE and EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) will be ...
Renewable energy is growing in the UNECE region, but uptake is lagging far behind targets and ambitions (13 April 2018)

In 2014, the UNECE region accounted for 42% of global GDP, 40% of the world’s total primary energy supply and 34% of global carbon emissions from fossil fuel combustion. It is the only region which has substantially increased the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix in the last ...