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2017 UNFC Public comments on Nordic Guidance

Draft guidance for the application of the UNFC for mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden 


The project team from the Geological Surveys of Finland (GTK), Norway (NGU) and Sweden (SGU), the Swedish Association of Mines, Minerals and Metal Producers (SveMin) and Petronavit a.s., that worked on the application of the United Nations Framework Classification (UNFC) for mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden is pleased to present for public comment the draft “Guidance for the application of UNFC for mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden”.

The purpose of the document is to provide guidance on the application of UNFC incorporating Specifications for its Application (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42), to mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden.

The draft document is intended to assist preparers to produce UNFC inventories and support the users by clarifying how UNFC can be used to facilitate policy and strategy formulation, Government resources management, industry business processes and capital allocation, the four principal areas of application of the UNFC. By using the full UNFC inventory in conjunction with the underlying project information, the classification provides a system that can be used for data collection, standardization, aggregation and cross-comparison, thus facilitating the management of extractive activities across multiple temporal and spatial scales.


Cover Letter from Chairperson of the UNFC Nordic Project Team and Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division

Draft Guidance for application of UNFC for mineral resources in Finland, Norway and Sweden 

DATES: The public comment period opened on 08 June 2017 and will close cob 1 September 2017.

COMMENTS RECEIVED: All comments received are available here.

HOW TO SUBMIT COMMENTS: Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

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