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2017 UNFC Anthropogenic Resources Public Comments

Draft Specifications for the application of UNFC to Anthropogenic Resources



The Anthropogenic Resources Working Group of the Expert Group on Resource Classification (EGRC) is pleased to present for public comment the draft document “Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Anthropogenic Resources”. The purpose of the document is to enable application of UNFC incorporating Specifications (as set out in ECE Energy Series No. 42) to anthropogenic resources. Growing interest in sustainable resource supply has created a need to assess the future availability of secondary raw materials. International policy setting, government resource management, business process management and capital allocation require a common and comprehensive understanding for evaluating the availability of resources from both primary and anthropogenic sources. 

Cover Letter from the Director, UNECE Sustainable Energy Division, Chair EGRC Anthropogenic Resources Working Group and Leader, COST MINEA Working Group 
Draft “Specifications for the application of the United Nations Framework Classification for Resources (UNFC) to Anthropogenic Resources” 
DATES: The public comment period opened on 10 August 2017 and will close cob 8 October 2017 (Closed).

COMMENTS RECEIVED: All comments received are available here.

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