All UNFC Highlights
UNFC 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 NEA/IAEA Uranium Classification) was strongly supported by UNECE member States on 20 November during the annual meeting of the UNECE Committee on Sustainable Energy. [3 December 2014]
UNFC - a tool for good governance of mineral resources in Africa: good governance of mineral resources is critical for sustainable development in Africa. This message is being reinforced at the Regional Technical Workshop on UNFC with a focus on uranium resources (Johannesburg, 10-14 November). UNFC-2009, with its unique applicability to all extractive activities, has been highlighted as the system that can assist African countries in developing and managing their resources.
Building technical capacity on UNFC in Africa: Regional Workshop on UNFC organized jointly by UNECE, IAEA and and the Geoscience Council of South Africa, Johannesburg, 10-14 November 2014
UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Arabic [4 November 2014]
UNFC development continues: responses to the June-September 2014 public comment on the draft specifications for the application to renewable energy resources available [26 September 2014]
UNFC-2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application now available in Russian [24 September 2014]
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.
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 now operational: a new era for energy and mineral reserves reporting (Press Release 25 November 2013)
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.
Getting Uranium Producers on the Same Page - the IAEA's 57th Annual General Conference, Vienna, Austria, 16-18 September, promotes UNFC for evaluation and reporting of uranium resources
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.
David MacDonald, EGRC Chair presents "Commodity Specifications for the UNFC-2009: Application of the Framework Classification Using the PRMS at the 75th EAGE Conference & Exhibition, London, 12 June 2013
Fundamentals of the UNFC explained
UNFC Animated Presentation - developed by the EGRC Communications Sub-Committee
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.
- Specifications for the Application of UNFC-2009 - Final (as at 6 May 2013)
- Basis for Establishing Specifications for the Application of UNFC-2009 - Final (as at 6 May 2013)
For more information visit the "Specifications for UNFC" pages
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