PUBLIC COMMENT CLOSED
The UNECE Expert Group on Resource Management (EGRM) is pleased to present for public comment the “Draft Guidance for the Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) for Mineral and Anthropogenic Resources in Europe”. The purpose of the document is to provide guidance on the application of UNFC (2019) (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 61) for mineral and anthropogenic resources in Europe.
The Guidance has been developed to assist regional and national authorities to establish and maintain an inventory of primary and secondary raw materials projects in Europe. The inventory, in this case for mineral and anthropogenic resource projects, will be based on UNFC. UNFC offers clarity in capturing the technical feasibility and addressing the social and environmental issues to facilitate a project being developed and progressing to commerciality.
The objective of the Guidance is to facilitate:
- Regional European resource management: to enable and support coherent and consistent regional resource project classification and management policies and associated regulations at European level.
- National resource project management: to assist the development and implementation of sustainable resource management policies and regulations at a national level in Europe.
- Company internal business process innovation: to enable companies in Europe to develop and adopt business processes that are sustainable, profitable, socially inclusive, environmentally responsible, and resilient.
The public comment period has closed.
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