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UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 - 12th Session of the Expert Group on Resource Management

Palais des Nations, Geneva , Switzerland and ONLINE

26 April (10:00) - 30 April (18:00) 2021
Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland

Programme: Week Overview

Detailed Programme

Government policymakers, industry leaders, investment managers and civil society organizations are working to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to accelerate decarbonization of society. Attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will require secure and sustainable supply of natural resources, but the production and use of those natural resources should not undermine the very SDGs they are intended to support. 

Sustainability principles in resource management provide handrails that can guide society towards a future that enriches natural capital rather than diminishing it. Linear models of production and consumption of resources produce waste, pollution and carbon emissions. These models must be replaced by new circular models that distribute resources equitably and minimize externalities.  

The UNECE Resource Management Week 2021 will take place at the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland and online from 26–30 April 2021. The Week will showcase outstanding results in the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) worldwide and global commitment to the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNFC and UNRMS under development by the Expert Group provide essential tools for applying sustainability principles and hence transforming resource management in a way that leaves everyone (and the planet!) better off.    

You are invited to join the Week, participate in the discussions and learn how sustainability principles can contribute to policy formulation, national resource management and financial reporting. The Week will comprise a number of sessions via the Interprefy platform with simultaneous interpretation in English, French and Russian. Other sessions will be in English only via Webex. Subject to the COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time, participation will be possible in person in Geneva. Registration is mandatory whether participating in person or online. All registered participants will be provided with connection details closer to the event. 

Programme: Week Overview

Detailed Programme

For any questions please send an email to: reserves.energy@un.org 

We look forward to your participation 26-30 April! 

Logistics

Interprefy sessions

Interprefy user guide [English] [French] [Russian]

Interpefy requirements and recommendations [English]

Registration

Documents

6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/2 - Report of the Expert Group on Resource Management _ 355641 _ English _ 773 _ 327431 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/2 - Report of the Expert Group on Resource Management _ 355641 _ French _ 780 _ 329807 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/2 - Report of the Expert Group on Resource Management _ 355641 _ Russian _ 864 _ 329808 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth session _ 352454 _ English _ 773 _ 319342 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth session _ 352454 _ French _ 780 _ 320937 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/1 - Annotated provisional agenda for the twelfth session _ 352454 _ Russian _ 864 _ 320938 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/3 - Draft Work Plan for the Expert Group on Resource Management for 2022-2023 _ 352515 _ English _ 773 _ 319430 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/3 - Draft Work Plan for the Expert Group on Resource Management for 2022-2023 _ 352515 _ French _ 780 _ 320380 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/3 - Draft Work Plan for the Expert Group on Resource Management for 2022-2023 _ 352515 _ Russian _ 864 _ 320381 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/4 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Petroleum _ 352517 _ English _ 773 _ 319432 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/4 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Petroleum _ 352517 _ French _ 780 _ 320911 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/4 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Petroleum _ 352517 _ Russian _ 864 _ 320912 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/5 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Minerals _ 352645 _ English _ 773 _ 319696 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/5 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Minerals _ 352645 _ French _ 780 _ 321340 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/5 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Minerals _ 352645 _ Russian _ 864 _ 321341 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/6 - Guidance for Social and Environmental Considerations for the UNFC _ 352646 _ English _ 773 _ 319697 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/6 - Guidance for Social and Environmental Considerations for the UNFC _ 352646 _ French _ 780 _ 320120 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/6 - Guidance for Social and Environmental Considerations for the UNFC _ 352646 _ Russian _ 864 _ 320121 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/7 - EGRM: Vision and strategy for the application of the UNFC and the UNRMS _ 354879 _ English _ 773 _ 323753 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/8 - ¨The UNFC applied to commercial Assessments - Introductory Guidance _ 352647 _ English _ 773 _ 319698 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/8 - ¨The UNFC applied to commercial Assessments - Introductory Guidance _ 352647 _ French _ 780 _ 321396 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/8 - ¨The UNFC applied to commercial Assessments - Introductory Guidance _ 352647 _ Russian _ 864 _ 321397 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/9 - UNFC applied to commercial assessments- Update and achievements _ 354880 _ English _ 773 _ 323754 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/10 - UNRMS: Structure and guidelines _ 354734 _ English _ 773 _ 323468 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/11 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Nuclear Projects _ 352648 _ English _ 773 _ 320287 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/11 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Nuclear Projects _ 352648 _ French _ 780 _ 322041 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/11 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Nuclear Projects _ 352648 _ Russian _ 864 _ 322042 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/12 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Groundwater _ 352649 _ English _ 773 _ 319700 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/12 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Groundwater _ 352649 _ French _ 780 _ 321423 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/12 - Draft UNFC Supplemental Specifications for Groundwater _ 352649 _ Russian _ 864 _ 321424 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/13 - Application of the UNFC for Resources to Renewable Energy _ 354882 _ English _ 773 _ 323757 _ pdf
6796 _ ECE/ENERGY/GE.3/2021/14 - Advancing Women in Resource Management: Activity report 2021 _ 354735 _ English _ 773 _ 323469 _ pdf
6796 _ EGRM-12-2021-INF.2 - Resource Management Young Member Group Proposal _ 355050 _ English _ 773 _ 324074 _ pdf
6796 _ EGRM-12.2021.INF.5 - Report of the EGRM Technical Advisory Group October 2020-April 2021 _ 355568 _ English _ 773 _ 325159 _ pdf

Presentations 26-27 April

Session 1: Enabling sustainability principles in resource management
Session 2: Renewable Energy Workshop with focus on integrated water and energy management (26 April) and 

Session 3: Workshop on UNFC and UNRMS to support food-water-energy nexus and “build back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic
Session 4: Workshop on New UNFC specifications to support post-COVID-19 green recovery and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) investments (27 April)

10836 _ Strategic Vision, David MacDonald, Chair, EGRM _ 355741 _ English _ 773 _ 325649 _ pdf
10836 _ Mineral specifications, Johann Gotsis, Chair, Minerals WG _ 355773 _ English _ 773 _ 325707 _ pdf
10836 _ Petroleum specifications, Satinder Purewal, Chair, Petroleum WG _ 355774 _ English _ 773 _ 325709 _ pdf
10836 _ Groundwater specifications, Kevin Parks, Chair, Groundwater WG _ 355777 _ English _ 773 _ 325712 _ pdf

Presentations of 28 April 2021

Session 5: Workshop “Towards circularity in resource production and use”
Session 6: Workshop - Critical Raw Materials: The driver for the new low-carbon economy: How can we make supply sustainable?
Jointly with the International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC) (28 April)

CRM supply options: recent research results (video), Gavin Mudd, RMIT, Australia

Presentations of 29 April 2021

Session 7: A global action plan on sustainable resource management
Session 8: A new social contract on natural resources: Focus on women advancing Net Zero in oil and gas (29 April)

10892 _ Summary and Conclusions, Sigurd Heiberg, Chair CAWG _ 355804 _ English _ 773 _ 325750 _ pdf

Presentations of 30 April 2021

Session 9: Sustainable Resource Management in the UN Decade of Action
Session 10: Workshop - UNFC in action: Progress towards a modern view on integrated resource management- Jointly with EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) (30 April)

Recording

Session 1 (26 april, AM): Enabling sustainability principles in resource management -audio recording at https://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/
(pls. select a meeting by selecting the date or date range and in “Organization” filed: ECE/ENERGY)

Session 2 (26 April PM): Renewable Energy Workshop with focus on integrated water and energy management (Workshop in the framework of the UNDA project)
Video recording: 
Original at https://youtu.be/P81M4oqnC-Y  
English interpretation at https://youtu.be/XPprz5XPNho  
French interpretation at https://youtu.be/I3FrPd7f4Xc
Russian interpretation at https://youtu.be/saFD1xlMwwg  

Session 3 (27 April, AM): Workshop on UNFC and UNRMS to support food-water-energy nexus and “build back better” from the COVID-19 pandemic
Video recording:
Original at https://youtu.be/W4v8t8vcXgY  
English interpretation at https://youtu.be/3QIXu3KT9io
French interpretation at https://youtu.be/90Bto61TGv8
Russian interpretation at https://youtu.be/a9UMSSnFQR8

Session 4 (27 April PM):  Workshop on New UNFC specifications to support post-COVID-19 green recovery and Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) investments)
Video recording at https://youtu.be/vh7wY_rTxsE
English interpretation at https://youtu.be/BcP9UwcEd_E
French interpretation at https://youtu.be/GcO5zgCnrvE
Russian interpretation at 

Session 5 (28 April AM): Workshop “Towards circularity in resource production and use -video recording at https://youtu.be/v95lU-Qy-vM 

Session 6 (28 April, PM): Workshop - Critical Raw Materials: The driver for the new low-carbon economy: How can we make supply sustainable? Jointly with the International Round Table on Materials Criticality (IRTC) -video recording at https://youtu.be/-eDJzCrE5bA

Session 7 (29 April, AM): A global action plan on sustainable resource management -audio recording at https://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/
(pls. select a meeting by selecting the date or date range and in “Organization” filed: ECE/ENERGY)

Session 8 (29 April, PM): A new social contract on natural resources: Focus on women advancing Net Zero in oil and gas -audio recording at https://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/
(pls. select a meeting by selecting the date or date range and in “Organization” filed: ECE/ENERGY)

Session 9 (30 April, AM): Sustainable Resource Management in the UN Decade of Action -audio recording at https://conf.unog.ch/digitalrecordings/
(pls. select a meeting by selecting the date or date range and in “Organization” filed: ECE/ENERGY)

Session 10 (30 April, PM): Workshop - UNFC in action: Progress towards a modern view on integrated resource management Jointly with EuroGeoSurveys (EGS) -video recording at https://youtu.be/N8UGwiJoW7k