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UNFC for Central Asia

UNECE has developed the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) for the sustainable management of national energy and mineral resource endowments. UNFC is an international best practice that provides the efficient tool for resource management by identifying interrelations among the social, economic, technological and physical aspects of a resource base. The UNFC text in use for this Project (UNFC-2009, ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 42) is available in ArabicChineseEnglishFrenchRussianSpanish and Thai.

Central Asian countries are well endowed with natural resources and have a significant growth potential for renewable energies. The adoption and use of UNFC is expected to enable better management of natural resources, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Project is funded by the Russian Federation.

Project title:

Improving national capacities of Central Asian countries to harmonize and implement an internationally applicable system of classification and sustainable management of energy and mineral resources.

Duration:

October 2017 - September 2019

Beneficiary countries:

Central Asian economies: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Objective:

The aim of the project is to improve national capacities of Central Asian countries to harmonize and implement an internationally applicable system of classification and management of energy and mineral resources.

The project is targeted towards government policy-making organs such as the relevant ministries and institutions like the national geological surveys and universities and is expected to enable better management of natural resources.

The objectives of the project will be achieved through the following activities:

  • Assessment reports on the status of energy and mineral classification systems in the project countries
  • A sub-regional workshop to validate the assessment reports and to develop policy recommendations for adoption of UNFC to countries’ national regulatory framework
  • Case studies on application of UNFC to energy and mineral resources
  • A concluding workshop to discuss the case studies and follow-up actions to implement policy recommendation on application of the national UNFC systems.

Expected results of the project:

Improved national capacities to develop national system for classification and sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources based on the UNFC.

Improved knowledge and skill of national stakeholders to apply UNFC for energy and mineral resource projects.

DocumentENGRUS
Assessment Report on Classification of Energy and Mineral Resources and its Management in the:
Republic of KazakhstanPDF
Kyrgyz RepublicPDF
Republic of TajikistanPDF
Republic of UzbekistanPDF
DocumentENGRUS
Case Study of the Application of UNFC to Energy and Mineral Resources in the:
Republic of KazakhstanPDF
Kyrgyz RepublicPDF
Republic of TajikistanPDF
Republic of UzbekistanPDF