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    UNECE Resource Management Week 2020 - Resources for Sustainable Development

    Regretfully, the UNECE Resource Management Week 2020 incorporating the eleventh session of the Expert Group on Resource Management, will not take place as scheduled in Geneva, 20-24 April, due to health concerns and travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. We appreciate the strong interest and support for this event, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The Bureau of the Expert Group in cooperation with the UNECE secretariat will review options to reschedule the meeting and in what format; we will keep the Expert Group updated. Updates will be posted to this page so please keep visiting.

    Unimpeded production and supply of energy and raw materials underpins the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Resource management experts, including representatives from government institutions, international organizations, industry, professional societies, associations, civil society and academia, will gather in Genevaon 20-24 April 2020 to discuss the development and application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and the United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS). UNFC and UNRMS, which accommodate environmental and social considerations, provide a unique model for the sustainable management of renewable energy, mineral, petroleum, nuclear fuel and anthropogenic resources, as well as injection projects. Groundwater resources are now also being addressed. UNFC and UNRMS offer a framework for efficient policy formulation, national resource management, industrial processes innovation and capital allocation.

    The tenth annual session of the Expert Group on Resource Classification* will feature progress on development and implementation of UNFC and UNRMS, including: 1) Concept and design of UNRMS 2) Updates to UNFC 3) Development of specifications for renewable energy, minerals and petroleum resources 4) Case studies and application examples 5) Progress on initiatives to adopt UNFC and UNRMS in Europe, Africa, Latin America, Eurasia and Asia-Pacific.

    The draft agenda and other documents for the meeting will be posted to the UNECE website soon. Additional information regarding the Week, including how to register, or if you need a personalized letter of invitation and/or visa support letter, is provided below. REGISTRATION: Please register online. No other method of registration is possible. If you have problems registering please contact:[email protected]. There is no registration fee to participate in any of the events during the Week.