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Abbreviations and Acronyms[66]

AAU

Assigned amount unit (exchanged through emissions trading)

AG13

Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 (1995–1998)

AGBM

Ad Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate (1995–1997)

AIJ

Activities implemented jointly

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Island States

CACAM

Group of countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Albania and Republic of Moldova (negotiating coalition)

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CDM

Clean development mechanism

CER

Certified emission reduction (generated through the CDM)

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CGE

Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention

CH4

Methane

CG

Central Group (negotiating coalition of Central European Annex I Parties)

CO2

Carbon dioxide

COP

Conference of the Parties

COP/MOP

Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol

EC

European Commission

EGTT

Expert Group on Technology Transfer

EIT

Economies in transition (former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern European nations)

ERU

Emission reduction unit (generated through joint implementation projects)

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GHG

Greenhouse gases

GRULAC

Group of Latin America and Caribbean States (United Nations regional group)

GWP

Global warming potential

HFC

Hydrofluorocarbons

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

IEA

International Energy Agency

IGO

Intergovernmental organization

IMO

International Maritime Organization

INC

Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee for the UNFCCC (1990–1995)

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

JLG

Joint Liaison Group (between the UNFCCC, CBD and       UNCCD secretariats)

JWG

Joint Working Group

LDC

Least developed country

LULUCF

Land use, land-use change and forestry

N2O

Nitrous oxide

NAPA

National adaptation programmes of action

NAP

National Allocation Plan

NER

New Entrants Reserve

NGO

Non governmental organization

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

PFC

Perfluorocarbon

RMU

Removal unit (generated in Annex I Parties by LULUCF activities that absorb carbon dioxide)

SBI

Subsidiary Body for Implementation

SBSTA

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

SF6

Sulphur-hexafluoride

TT:CLEAR

Technology Transfer Information Clearing House

UN

United Nations

UNCCD

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCED

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992)

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

URF

Uniform reporting format

WCC

World Climate Conference

WEOG

Western European and Others Group (United Nations regional group)

WHO

World Health Organization

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WSSD

World Summit on Sustainable Development

IETA

International Emissions Trading Association (www.ieta.org)

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