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  • Thu
    19
    Nov
    2020

    UNFC Europe: Ensuring sustainable raw materials management to support the European Green Deal

    Online

    Europe’s new growth strategy aims to transform the region into a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy. The European Green Deal has a number of overarching objectives, including for the European Union to reach net-zero GHG emissions by 2050; promotion of a circular economy; and, enhancing social responsiveness.

    The action plan to achieve these objectives in a time-bound manner includes channeling massive investments in green technologies, driving industry innovation, promoting decarbonization, and promoting global partnerships for improved standards. Sustainable production and use of raw materials, primary and secondary, underpin the successful realization of the objectives of the new Green Deal.

    Effective management of raw materials can be implemented if quality data and information on their social-environmental-economic viability, technological feasibility and risks are available. Structured and harmonized information could be obtained using the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) and its derivative United Nations Resource Management System (UNRMS).

    The workshop will feature perspectives and experiences in the application of UNFC for raw materials management in Europe in two sessions focusing on

    (1) Vision and strategy for sustainable raw materials management, and

    (2) Case studies on raw materials resource assessment and management.

    Click here to view the keynote speakers and session descriptions - Brochure.

    View the workshop press release here.

    Click here to view/download all the workshop presentations.