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List of Press Releases - 2018-11

Towards the use of the UN Framework Classification for Sustainable Resources Management in Europe (20 November 2018)

The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) is a universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources. It can harmonise data from different classification and reporting standards and also make a ...
UNECE and the European Commission advocate for scaling up deployment in renewable energy and energy efficiency in the pan-European region (19 November 2018)

UNECE and the European Commission jointly hosted two sessions looking at the policy and investment options and challenges for scaling up deployment in Renewable energy and Energy efficiency and at the same time for durably addressing energy poverty and improving quality of life during the 9th ...
“New normal” of sustainable energy transformation requires change in mindset and political will, urges Ministerial Conference (12 November 2018)

Transforming the energy system will require creative and innovative shifts in policy and regulation. In many countries, the current political, regulatory, and industrial infrastructure is not yet ready for a deep and accelerated transformation of aging infrastructure. Countries are not prepared to ...
Ukraine aligns its national mineral resources classification system to an improved UNFC (01 November 2018)

Ukraine is a country richly endowed with mineral resources. The minerals-based industries contribute approximately 10% of the GDP of Ukraine. The value of exports of mineral products and metals make up about 39.6% of the value of total commodity exports. The mining and metals sectors will ...
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 ...