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List of Press Releases - 2014-9

UNFC now fully applicable to uranium and thorium resources (03 December 2014)

The United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) is now fully applicable to uranium and thorium resources. This marks an important step in the development of UNFC. The Bridging Document between the “Red Book” (the Uranium ...
UNECE member States adopt recommendations on Carbon Capture and Storage on the road to the Paris Climate Conference (25 November 2014)

UNECE member States agreed on recommendations to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) on how Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) and CCS for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) should be treated in a Post-Kyoto Protocol Agreement. The agreement was made on 20 November during the ...
UNECE signs MoU with the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (19 November 2014)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in Geneva during the first session of the UNECE Group of Experts on Renewable Energy. The two organizations formalize ...
UNFC - a tool for good governance of mineral resources in Africa (13 November 2014)

Good governance of mineral resources is critical for sustainable development in Africa.  This message is being reinforced in Johannesburg this week at the Regional Technical Workshop on UNFC with a focus on uranium resources. The United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and ...
The Executive Secretaries of the five UN Regional Commissions issue joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable energy (04 November 2014)

The Executive Secretaries of the five United Nations Regional Commissions are issuing a joint call for action to accelerate the transition to sustainable and fair energy, on the occasion of the 5th International Forum on Energy for Sustainable Development in Hammamet, Tunisia. The Forum will ...
UNECE signs MoU with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) (25 September 2014)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today in New York, in the aftermath of the 2014 Climate Summit. With this MoU the two organizations formalize their cooperation with a view to ...
UNECE signs MoU with the International Geothermal Association to develop a global classification system for geothermal resources (19 September 2014)

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the International Geothermal Association (IGA) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a globally applicable harmonized standard for reporting geothermal resources. Such a standard will ensure greater consistency and ...
UNFC development continues: rules for application to renewables released for public comment (12 June 2014)

Generic specifications (rules of application) for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC) to renewable energy were released today for public comment. Comments are invited from all relevant constituencies until ...
Liquefied Natural Gas will be key to decarbonize the economy and improve energy security (15 April 2014)

Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) has the potential to turn the natural gas market into a truly global one, thus allowing natural gas to play a full role in transforming the energy system to underpin a sustainable future. In addition, in view of the uncertainties caused by recent geopolitical ...