The objective of the natural resources project is to develop a Consultation Paper, then one or more Exposure Drafts to address the issues relating to the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of natural resources.
Current Status of the Project
The IPSASB completed a first review of the responses to its Natural Resources Consultation Paper. The IPSASB agreed to develop an ED to propose accounting requirements for natural resources, including a principled approach to describing and identifying natural resources. The IPSASB also decided to develop a separate ED based on IFRS 6, Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources to introduce IPSAS guidance on accounting for the costs incurred during exploration, evaluation, and extraction activities.