Sustainable development depends on optimal and responsible production and use of natural resources. Today's resource patterns are unsustainable in terms of their environmental and societal impact and ensuring resource availability now and in the future. Developments in sustainable resource management, including in the supply of critical raw materials, will determine the capacity of countries to attain the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The roundtable on "A Global Framework for Sustainable Resource Management" at the 30th Session of the Committee on Sustainable Energy, 22 September 2021, Geneva, focused on exchanging ideas and progress on developing and implementing the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNRMS is based on the existing United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC). A global network of International Centres of Excellence on Sustainable Resource Management (ICE-SRMs) is proposed to support this initiative.
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