UNFC supplementary specifications for minerals and petroleum resources published  | UNECE


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The progress of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development hinges on the availability of natural resources and a transition to sustainable means of their production and use. Minerals and petroleum provide the raw materials needed for the economy. While a low-carbon economy requires a wide variety of mineral resources, petroleum will still be required during the transition to more sustainable forms of energy.  

The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) is a global standard for sustainable management of natural resources such as minerals, petroleum, nuclear fuels, anthropogenic resources, renewable energy, geological storage and groundwater. It will be applicable as well to future fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia. UNFC makes it possible for countries and regions to manage their overall resource base as an integrated whole, ensuring environmental-social-economic viability.  

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