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Acronyms and abbreviations

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AAFCAgriculture and Agri-food Canada
ACSADArab Centre for Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands
ACTSAfrican Centre for Technology Studies
ADBAfrican Development Bank
ADBAsian Development Bank
AECAfrican Economic Community
AEPSArctic Environmental Protection Strategy
AGROSTAT-PCFAO Agricultural Statistics database for PC
AGUArabian Gulf University, Bahrain
AIDMO Arab Industrial Development and Mining Organization
AIDSAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
AIMThe Asia Pacific Integrated Model
AITAsian Institute of Technology, Thailand
ALDA Asociación Latinoamericana de Derecho Ambiental, Mexico
ALECSO Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization
ALIDESCentral American Alliance for Sustainable Development
AMAPArctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
AMCENAfrican Ministerial Conference on the Environment
AOADArab Organization for Agricultural Development
ARETAccelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics
ASEANAssociation of South-East Asian Nations
ASOCAntarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
ASOENASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment
ATCMAntarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
ATSAntarctic Treaty System
BATBest available technology
BCASBangladesh Centre for Advanced Studies
BEARBarents Euro-Arctic Region
BODBiological oxygen demand
CAFFConservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CAMRECouncil of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment
CAPThe Common Agricultural Policy of the European Union
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CCADCentral American Commission on Environment and Development
CCAMLRConvention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCAPClimate Change Action Plan
CCASConvention for the Conservation of Antarctic Seals
CCDConvention to Combat Desertification
CCIADCentral American Inter-Parliamentary Commission on the Environment
CDIACCarbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center of ORNL
CD-ROMCompact disk - read only memory
CECCommission of the European Communities
CEC Commission for Environmental Cooperation of NAAEC
CEDARECentre for Environment and Development for the Arab Region and Europe
CEPACanadian Environmental Protection Act
CEUCentral European University, Hungary
CGIARConsultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CIATCentro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
CIESINConsortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CILSSPermanent Inter-state Committee on Drought Control
CISCommonwealth of Independent States
CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CMSConvention on Migratory Species
COCarbon monoxide
CO2Carbon dioxide
COMECOMCouncil for Mutual Economic Assistance
COMEMISCoastal and Marine Environment Management Information System
COMNAPCouncil of Managers of National Antarctic Programmes
CONABIONational Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity, Mexico
COPConference of the Parties
CPCleaner production
CSDCommission on Sustainable Development of the UN
CSICommon Sense Initiative
CZMPCoastal Zone Management Plan
DALEDisability-adjusted life expectancy
DDTDichloro Diphenyl Trichlorethane
DEIA&EWDivision of Environmental Information, Assessment and Early Warning of UNEP
DPCSDDepartment for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development of the UN
EASEast-Asian Seas (Action Plan)
EATREnvironment Assessment Technical Report of DEIA
EBRDEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECEuropean Commission
ECOWASEconomic Community of West African States
ECUNew currency of the European Union
EDPEco-domestic product
EEAEuropean Environment Agency
EEPSEAEconomy and Environment Programme for Southeast Asia
EfEEnvironment for Europe, a European Union initiative
EFTAEuropean Free Trade Association
EGATElectricity Generating Authority, Thailand
EIAEnvironmental impact assessment
EIBEuropean Investment Bank
EISEnvironmental information systems
EMAP-EUSEPA Monitoring and Assessment Programme for Estuaries
EMASEco-Management and Audit Scheme
EMEPEuropean Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
ENRINEnvironment and Natural Resources Information Network of UNEP
EPPREmergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
EQAEnvironmental Quality Act, Malaysia
ERASMUSEuropean Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students
FADINAPFertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific
FALCAPFramework for Action on Land Conservation in Asia and the Pacific
FAOFood and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FASEFoundation for Advancements in Science and Education
FDIForeign direct investment
FFIForest Frontiers Initiative
FSUFormer Soviet Union
GAPGanga River Action Plan
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCCGulf Cooperation Council
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System
GEFGlobal Environment Facility
GEMSGlobal Environment Monitoring System
GEOGlobal Environment Outlook
GESAMPJoint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection
GDPGross domestic product
GHGsGreenhouse gases
GIEWSGlobal Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture
GIWAGlobal International Waters Assessment
GNPGross national product
GLASODGlobal Assessment of Soil Degradation
GLWQAGreat Lakes Water Quality Agreements
GOOSGlobal Ocean Observing System
GRIDGlobal Resource Information Database
GTOSGlobal Terrestrial Observing System
GTZGerman development assistance agency
GWSGlobal Waste Survey
HabitatUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
IAATOInternational Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Authority
IBAMAInstituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis (Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources)
ICARDA International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas
ICCROMInternational Centre for Conservation in Rome
ICIMODInternational Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
ICLEIInternational Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
ICOMOSInternational Council of Monuments and Sites
ICRISATInternational Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
ICSUInternational Council for Science
ICWEInternational Conference on Water and the Environment
ICZMIntegrated Coastal Zone Management
IEIndustry and Environment Office of UNEP
IEEAIntegrated System of Environmental and Economic Accounting
IFFInternational Forum on Forests
IFPRIInternational Food Policy Research Institute
IIASAInternational Institute of Applied Systems Analysis
IIEDInternational Institute for Environment and Development
IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada
IIUEInternational Institute for the Urban Environment
IFFWSInland Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Sectors in SADC
IGADInter-Governmental Authority on Development
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IMAGEIntegrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effects
IMERCSAThe India Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa
IMOInternational Maritime Organization of the UN
INBIONational Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica
INCIntergovernmental Negotiating Committee
INFOTERRAGlobal Environmental Information Exchange Network of UNEP
IOCIntergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
IOC Indian Ocean Commission, Mauritius
IPCCInter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change
IPMIntegrated Pest Management
IRPTCInternational Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals
ISESCO Islamic Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
ISOInternational Standardization Organization
ISRICInternational Soil Reference and Information Centre, Netherlands
IUCNWorld Conservation Union
IWCInternational Whaling Commission
JCEDARJoint Committee on Environment and Development in the Arab Region
LACLatin America and the Caribbean
LCALife cycle assessment
LIFECommunity Financial Instrument for the Environment
LRTAPLong-range Transboundary Air Pollution
MAPMediterranean Action Plan of UNEP
MARPOLInternational Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MEAMultilateral Environmental Agreement
MEPAMeteorology and Environmental Protection Administration of Saudi Arabia
MERCOSURMercado Comun del Sur; Southern Common Market of Latin America
METAP Mediterranean European Technical Assistance Programme
MOSTEMinistry of Science, Technology and Environment, Malaysia
MRCMekong River Commission
MSUMoscow State University, Russia
NAAECNorth American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Association
NAPAPNational Acid Precipitation Assessment Programme
NATONorth Atlantic Treaty Organization
NBSNational Biological Service, United States
NCPNorthern Contaminants Programme, Canada
NCSNational Conservation Strategy
NEAPsNational Environment Action Plans
NEMA National Environment Management Authority, Uganda
NEPANational Environment Protection Agency, China
NESDANetwork for Environment and Sustainable Development in Africa
NFAPNational Forestry Action Plan
NIENewly Industrialized Economies
NIESNational Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
NIPNational Implementation Plan
NISNewly Independent States
NOxNitrogen oxides
NOAANational Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, United States
NOWPAPNorth-West Pacific Action Plan
NPACDNational Plan of Action to Combat Desertification
NRAPNational River Action Plan
NRCNational Register of Chemicals
NSFNational Science Foundation
NSTCNational Science and Technology Council, United States
NGONon-governmental organization
OASOrganization of American States
OAUOrganization of African Unity
OCHAOffice for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs of the UN
ODAOverseas Development Assistance
ODSOzone-depleting substance
OECDOrganization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEPPOffice of Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand
ORNLOak Ridge National Laboratory, United States
OSPARConvention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
OTAOffice of Technology Assessment
PAHOPan American Health Organization
PAMEProtection of the Arctic Marine Environment
PCPersonal computer
PCBsPolychlorinated biphenyls
PCSDThe President's Council on Sustainable Development, United States
PERSGA Regional Organization for Conservation of Environment of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden
PHAREPoland and Hungary Assistance for Economic Restructuring, of the European Union
PICPrior informed consent
PLECPeople, Land Management and Environmental Change
PMParticulate matter
PM-10Fine particulate matter
PPPPurchasing power parity
RAPARegional Office for Asia and the Pacific of FAO
RAINSRegional Acidification Information and Simulation Model of IIASA
RECRegional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe, Hungary
RIODRéseau International des Organisations Non-gouvernemental sur Désertification
RIVMNational Institute of Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands
ROPMERegional Organization for the Protection of the Marine Environment
RSSRoyal Scientific Society, Jordan
SACEPSouth Asia Cooperative Environment Programme
SADCSouthern African Development Community
SADC-ELMSEnvironment and Land Management Sector of SADC
SAFSociety of American Foresters
SARDCSouthern African Research and Documentation Centre
SCARScientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SCEState of the Canadian Environment
SCOPEScientific Committee on Problems of the Environment of ICSU
SEIStockholm Environment Institute
SEPAState Environment Protection Administration, China
SMESmall and medium-sized enterprises
SNASystem of national accounts
SO2Sulphur dioxide
SOEState of the environment
SPREPSouth Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SSOSahara and Sahel Observatory
TACISTechnical Assistance to the Commonwealth of Independent States
TARGETSTool to Assess Regional and Global Environmental and Health Targets for Sustainability, model developed by RIVM
TEIThailand Environment Institute
TERITata Energy Research Institute, India
TRIToxic Release Inventory Programme
UNUnited Nations
UNCEDUnited Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCHEUnited Nations Conference on the Human Environment
UNCHSUnited Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
UNCLOSUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDAFUnited Nations Development Assistance Framework
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNECAUnited Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UNECEUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNECLACUnited Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCAPUnited Nations Economic and Social Council for Asia and the Pacific
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNESCWAUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for West Asia
UNFCCCUN Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPAUnited Nations Populations Fund
UNICEFUnited Nations Children's Fund
UNITARUnited Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNSOUnited Nations Sudano-Sahelian Office
UNUUnited Nations University
USUnited States
USAUnited States of America
USAIDUS Agency for International Development
USDAUS Department of Agriculture
USEPAUS Environmental Protection Agency
UV-BUltraviolet-B radiation
VOCVolatile organic compounds
WBWorld Bank
WBCSDWorld Business Council for Sustainable Development
WCMCWorld Conservation Monitoring Centre
WCNWorld Climate News
WHOWorld Health Organization
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization
WRIWorld Resources Institute, United States
WTOWorld Trade Organization
WWFWorld Wide Fund For Nature

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