Emissions and Kyoto Glossary

AAUAssigned amount unit (exchanged through emissions trading)
AG13Ad Hoc Group on Article 13 (1995–1998)
AGBMAd Hoc Group on the Berlin Mandate (1995–1997)
AIJActivities implemented jointly
AOSISAlliance of Small Island States
CACAMGroup of countries of Central Asia and the Caucasus, Albania and Republic of Moldova (negotiating coalition)
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CDMClean development mechanism
CERCertified emission reduction (generated through the CDM)
CGEConsultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I to the Convention
CGCentral Group (negotiating coalition of Central European Annex I Parties)
CO2Carbon dioxide
COPConference of the Parties
COP/MOPConference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol
ECEuropean Commission
EGTTExpert Group on Technology Transfer
EITEconomies in transition (former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern European nations)
ERUEmission reduction unit (generated through joint implementation projects)
GCOSGlobal Climate Observing System
GEFGlobal Environment Facility
GHGGreenhouse gases
GRULACGroup of Latin America and Caribbean States (United Nations regional group)
GWPGlobal warming potential
ICAOInternational Civil Aviation Organization
IEAInternational Energy Agency
IGOIntergovernmental organization
IMOInternational Maritime Organization
INCIntergovernmental Negotiating Committee for the UNFCCC (1990–1995)
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
JLGJoint Liaison Group (between the UNFCCC, CBD and UNCCD secretariats)
JWGJoint Working Group
LDCLeast developed country
LULUCFLand use, land-use change and forestry
N2ONitrous oxide
NAPANational adaptation programmes of action
NAPNational Allocation Plan
NERNew Entrants Reserve
NGONon governmental organization
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPECOrganization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
RMURemoval unit (generated in Annex I Parties by LULUCF activities that absorb carbon dioxide)
SBISubsidiary Body for Implementation
SBSTASubsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
TT:CLEARTechnology Transfer Information Clearing House
UNUnited Nations
UNCCDUnited Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNCEDUnited Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1992)
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNECEUnited Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development Organization
URFUniform reporting format
WCCWorld Climate Conference
WEOGWestern European and Others Group (United Nations regional group)
WHOWorld Health Organization
WMOWorld Meteorological Organization
WSSDWorld Summit on Sustainable Development
IETAInternational Emissions Trading Association (www.ieta.org)