Historically, extractive industries have also been a major driver of economic growth, particularly for now-advanced economies that benefitted during and after the Industrial Revolution. Currently, mineral resource extraction plays a dominant role in the economies of 81 countries that account for a quarter of global GDP, half of the world’s population and nearly 70 per cent of those living in
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an ambitious and comprehensive framework that opens new perspectives for policymaking and international cooperation. Its integrated character highlights the linkages and complementarities that exist between different goals and targets. UNECE is supporting countries to address these key sustainable development challenges through
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented an abrupt, even if temporary, halt to some of these trends, and underscored systemic vulnerabilities in health, economic, social and other systems, including those related to energy and industry. Failure to transition quickly to more sustainable systems will perpetuate these vulnerabilities, while also jeopardizing the fight against climate change and
Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources and the United Nations Resource Management System: Use of Nuclear Fuel Resources for Sustainable Development - Entry Pathways
The world’s energy sector is undergoing a profound transition. This transition is driven by the need to expand access to clean energy in support of socio-economic development, especially in emerging economies, while at the same time limiting the impacts of climate change, pollution and other unfolding global environmental crises. Fundamentally this transition requires a shift from the use of
United Nations Resource Management System: An overview of concepts, objectives and requirements (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 68)
The multifaceted requirements of sustainable development are primarily dependent on the optimal and responsible use of natural resources. A new paradigm of optimising resource efficiency and progressing towards a circular economy is required to realise the need for balanced development of natural resources. The United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS) is being designed as a unifying
The document provides guidance for developing and implementing effective practices for monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) methane emissions from the oil and gas sector. It also provides guidance on remediation practices. The document is meant to serve as a resource for a broad audience, including owners and operators of oil and gas facilities and policymakers at all levels of government.
ECE Energy Series 58: Application of UNFC Case Studies 2019 (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 58) (2019)This publication provides a series of case studies on various resource projects, including niobium, oil & gas, rare earth elements, thorium and uranium, from different countries. The case studies serve to
Redesigning the Uranium Resource Pathway: Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources for Planning and Implementing Sustainable Uranium Projects (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 57) (August 2019) The adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has made it essential to have a ground-up review of all
Guidelines for Application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Uranium and Thorium Resources (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 55) (December 2017)This publication provides non-mandatory guidance for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to uranium and thorium resources.
Application of UNFC to Geothermal Energy Resources - Selected Case Studies (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 51)
Application of UNFC to Nuclear Fuel Resources - Selected Case Studies (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 46) (December 2015)This publication includes eight case studies that demonstrate the classification of uranium or thorium resources at different scales, with examples in Argentina, Brazil, China, India, Malawi, Niger and
United Nations Framework Classification – Sustainable Management of National Endowments (Booklet - December 2015)Ensuring reliable and affordable supplies of energy to support sustainable development is a challenge. Achieving this goal in an environmentally responsible manner is an even greater challenge. Strong,
United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 incorporating Specifications for its Application (ECE ENERGY SERIES No. 42)(as approved by the ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy at its Twenty Second-Session, November 2013) ***Available in
United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (ECE Energy Series 39 (UNFC-2009)
United Nations Framework Classification for Fossil Energy and Mineral Reserves and Resources 2009 (UNFC-2009)(as approved by the ECE Committee on Sustainable Energy at its Eighteenth Session, November 2009)The UNFC is available in English, French, Russian, Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.
This publication represents the final report of the UNFC Mapping Task Force, however it should be seen as an interim step in an on-going process. The Mapping Task Force reached several key conclusions and made some specific recommendations for due consideration by the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Harmonization of Fossil Energy and Mineral Resources Terminology, which are outlined in this
The United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for Energy and Mineral Resources is a universally applicable scheme for classifying/evaluatin g energy and mineral reserves resources.Proceedings and presentations of the Ad Hoc Group of Experts on Fossil Fuels meeting in 2004. National Case Studies for Algeria, Venezuela, Norway, Poland, Russian
The Best Practice Guidance for Effective Methane Recovery and Use from Abandoned Coal Mines (BPG on AMM) is aimed at raising awareness of AMM opportunities and hazards by providing accessible high-level guidance for senior corporate,