The United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) is now published in Hungarian. This version, alongside recently published editions in Greek and Portuguese, will support policymakers to implement enhanced sustainable resource management in the UNECE region.
UNFC is universally acceptable and internationally applicable scheme for the sustainable management of all energy and mineral resources. The framework also assists regional and national authorities to establish and maintain an inventory of primary and secondary raw materials projects in Europe. Last month, Queensland, Australia, was the first jurisdiction to legislate application of the UNFC to geothermal energy.
The UN Secretary-General's plan to Transform Extractive Industries for Sustainable Development significantly includes UNFC and it was recently endorsed for a third time by the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). International experts contribute to UNECE’s Expert Group on Resource Management to harmonize international standards to attain sustainable resource management.
The UNFC document is now translated into Hungarian thanks to volunteers Ms. Katalin Szabó, Dr. Annamária Nádor and Dr. Zoltán Horváth. Hungarian stakeholders will be expected to use these translated documents to include UNFC as a standard framework with the support of bridging documents.
UNFC is the first widely accepted natural resource management system for classifying, managing, and reporting natural resources in the world. It is expected to encourage stakeholders across governments and industry to support attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Agreement, and the European Green Deal. It will also form the basis of UNECE’s proposed international hydrogen classification system.
Implementation of UNFC is supported by funding and translation resources from the European Union. UNFC is now available in all official UN languages: Arabic, English, French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese. Furthermore, it is available in Greek, Portuguese and Hungarian.
Find more information on UNFC on the UNECE website.