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Virtual Workshop - UNFC Europe: Ensuring sustainable raw material management to support the European Green Deal

19 November 2020

10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00-16.00 CET (Geneva/Brussels time)

 

 

Raw Materials Week 2020

Virtual Workshop

UNFC Europe: Ensuring sustainable raw material management to support the European Green Deal

19 November 2020 10.00 – 12.00 & 14.00-16.00

Europe’s new growth strategy aims to transform the region into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The grand objective of the European Green Deal is to become net-zero GHG emission by 2050, promote the circular economy and enhance social responsiveness. The action plan to achieve these objectives in a time-bound manner includes channelling massive investments in green technologies, driving industry innovation, promoting decarbonization, and promoting global partnerships for improved standards. Sustainable production and use of raw materials, primary and secondary, underpin the successful realization of the objectives of the new green deal. Effective management can be implemented if quality data and information on the social-environmental-economic viability, technological feasibility and risks are available. Structured information could be obtained using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and its derivative United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). The workshop will feature perspectives and experiences in the application of UNFC for raw material management in Europe in two sessions focusing on the (1) Vision and strategy for sustainable raw material management and (2) Case studies on raw material resource assessment and management.  

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 Draft Agenda

 November 19, 2020

Session 1: Vision and strategy for sustainable raw material management

10:00 – 12:00 

Moderator: David MacDonald, Chair, EGRM 

Speakers:

1. Scott Foster, Director, Sustainable Energy Division, UNECE –- Sustainable natural resource management and the UN Decade of Action

2. Peter Handley, Energy Intensive Industries and Raw Materials, DG GROW - How can UNFC contribute to the European Green Deal and the EU raw materials policy?

3. Emil HögbergState Secretary to Minister for Business, Industry and Innovation, Sweden – National perspectives on raw material resource sustainability 

4. Zdenek Venera, President, EuroGeoSurveys, Director of Czech Geological Survey – EuroGeoSurveys Members’ Contribution to UNFC and UNRMS   

5. Peter van de Ven, OECD Statistics Directorate – SEEA Framework and raw materials reporting 

6. Tom Butler, CEO, International Council of Mining & Metals (ICMM) – Global mining outlook, sustainability initiatives and challenges

Q&A and Discussions
Statements / messages for audience 
Concluding remarks

 

Session 2: Case studies and expert opinion on the application of UNFC

14:00-16:00

Moderator: Slavko Solar, Secretary General, EGS

Speakers:

1. Harikrishnan Tulsidas, UNECE – UNFC Mineral specifications and UNFC Europe

2. Zoltán Horváth, MBFSZ – UNFC in Europe : a review of good practices from Geological Surveys

3. Soraya Heuss-Aßbichler, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and Ulrich Kral, Technische Universitat Wien – UNFC for Anthropogenic Resources: Application examples 

4. Janja Knežević Solberg, NGU – UNFC case study on graphite

5. Pasi Eilu, GTK – The Jouhineva Co-Cu-Au deposit, Finland: the 1984 mineral resource mapped into UNFC  

6. Erika Ingvald, Geological Survey of Sweden – UNFC case studies and industry perspectives from Northern Europe

Q&A and Discussions
Statements / messages for audience 
Concluding remarks

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