IEA Training Manual - Module 4

List of Acronyms

AFEAS Alternative Fluorocarbons Environmental Acceptability Study
AQI Air Quality Index
ASTER Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer
BOD Biological Oxygen Demand
CDIAC Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center
CEDARE Centre for Environment and Development for Arab Region and Europe
CEOS Committee on Earth Observation Satellites
CFC Chlorofluorocarbon
CIDCM SFTF Center for International Development and Conflict Management (CIDCM)
State Failure Task Force (SFTF)
CIESIN ENTRI Center for International Earth Science Information Network –
Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora
and Fauna
CLRTAP Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
CRED Center for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters
CRU Climate Research Unit, School of Environmental Sciences, United Kingdom
DALYs Disability-Adjusted Life Years
DEIA Division of Environmental Information and Assessment
DO Dissolved Oxygen
DPSIR Drivers – Pressure – State – Impacts – Responses
DSR Driving – State – Response
EC-JRC European Commission Joint Research Centre
EDGAR Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, USGS
EEA European Environmental Agency
EEZ Exclusive Economic Zone
EIONET European Environment and Observation Network
UN EIP UN Economic Impact of Peacekeeping
EM-DAT Emergency Disasters Data Base, OFDA and CRED
ERS European Remote Sensing Satellites
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FRA Global Forest Resources Assessment, FAO
G3OS The Three Global Observing Systems (GCOS, GOOS, GTOS)
GCOS Global Climate Observing System
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEIA Global Emissions Inventory Activity
GEM Gender Empowerment Measure
GEMS-Water Global Environment Monitoring Systems – Water
GEMStat Global Environmental Monitoring Systems – Global Water Quality Database
GEO Global Environment Outlook
GEO DWG GEO Data Working Group
GEOSS Global Earth Observation System of Systems
GDI Gender-related Development Index
GGIS Global Groundwater Information System
GIS Global Information System
GLASOD Global Assessment of Human Induced Soil Degradation
GMET General Multilingual Environmental Thesaurus
GNP Gross National Product
GOOS Global Ocean Observing System
GRDC Global Runoff Data Centre
GTOS Global Terrestrial Observing System
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HDI Human Development Index
HPI Human Poverty Index
ICLARM International Center for Living Aquatic Resources Management
IEA Integrated Environmental Assessment
IFA International Fertilizer Industry Association
IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGOS Integrated Global Observing Strategy
IGRAC International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre
ILAC Latin America and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development
ILO International Labour Organization
IMO International Maritime Organization
IMS Institute of Mathematical Sciences
IISD International Institute for Sustainable Development
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IRS Indian Remote Sensing Satellite
ISRIC International Soil and Reference Information Centre
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources –
the World Conservation Union
LME Large Marine Ecosystem
MA Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
MEA Multilateral Environmental Agreement
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NOAA National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration
NOx Nitrogen Oxides
ODA Official Development Assistance and Aid
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OFDA Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance
PCB Polychlorinated Biphenyl
PM Particulate Matter
PPP Purchasing Power Parity
RCMRD Regional Center for Mapping of Resources for Development
RIVM Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieu (National Institute for Public
Health and the Environment, Netherlands)
RS Remote Sensing
SEEA System of Integrated Environmental and Economic Accounting
SoE State of the Environment
SOFO State of the World’s Forests
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
TDS Total Dissolved Solids
TSS Total Suspended Solids
UBC University of British Columbia
UN COMTRADE United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database
UN CSD UN Commission on Sustainable Development
UN DSD UN Division for Sustainable Development
UN MDG UN Millennium Development Goals
UNDP UN Development Programme
UNEP UN Environment Programme
UNEP/GRID UNEP Global Resource Information Database
UNEP GPA UNEP Global Programme of Action
UNEP RRC.AP UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNH University of New Hampshire
UN-ISDR UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
UN-OCHA UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UNOOSA UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
UNSD UN Statistics Division
USGS United States Geological Survey
USGS EDC USGS Earth Resources Observation Systems (EROS) Data Center (EDC)
USGS GLCC USGS Global Land Cover Characterization
UV-B Ultraviolet radiation-B
WCMC World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WHO World Health Organization

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