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Appendix 1. Acronyms

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AAFC
Agriculture and Agri-food Canada
ACSAD
Arab Centre for Studies of Arid Zones and Drylands
ADB
African Development Bank
ADB
Asian Development Bank
AEC
African Economic Community
AEPS
Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy
AGROSTAT-PC
FAO agricultural statistics database for PC
AIM
Asia Pacific Integrated Model
AMAP
Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme
AMCEN
African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
ARET
Accelerated Reduction/Elimination of Toxics
ASEAN
Association of South-East Asian Nations
ASOC
Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition
ASOEN
ASEAN Senior Officials on the Environment
ATCM
Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting
BAT
best available technology
BALLERINA
BALtic sea region on-Line Environmental inforamtion Resources for INternet Access
CAFF
Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CAMRE
Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment
CCAD
Central American Commission on Environment and Development
CCAMLR
Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCIAD
Central American Inter-Parliamentary Commission on the Environment
CDIAC
Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center of ORNL
CD-ROM
compact disk-read only memory
CEC
Commission for Environmental Cooperation under NAAEC
CEC
Commission of the European Communities
CEDARE
Centre for Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe
CEE
Central and Eastern Europe
CEPA
Canadian Environmental Protection Act
CFC
chlorofluorocarbon
CGIAR
Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CIAT
Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical
CIESIN
Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CILSS
Inter-state Committee for Drought Control
CIS
Commonwealth of Independent States
CO2
carbon dioxide
COMEMIS
Coastal and Marine Environment Management Information System
CONABIO
National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity,Mexico
CSD
Commission on Sustainable Development of the UN
CSI
Common Sense Initiative
DALE
disability-adjusted life expectancy
DEIA
Division of Environment Information and Assessment of UNEP
DESIPA
Department of  Economic and Social Information and Policy Analysis of the UN
DPCSD
Department for Policy Coordination and Sustainable Development of the UN
EAS
East-Asian Seas (Action Plan)
EATR
Environment Assessment Technical Report of DEIA
EC
Environment Canada
EC
European Commission
ECA
Economic Commission for Africa of the UN
ECE
Economic Commission for Europe of the UN
EDP
eco-domestic product
eds.
editors
EEA
European Environment Agency
EFTA
European Free Trade Association
EGAT
Electricity Generating Authority, Thailand
EIA
environmental impact assessment
EIS
environmental information systems
ELMS
Environment and Land Management Sector of SADC
EMEP
European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
ENRIN
Environmental and Natural Resources Information Network of UNEP
EOP
Executive Office of the President, USA
EPA
Environmental Protection Agency, USA
EPPR
Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
EQA
Environmental Quality Act, Malaysia
ESCAP
Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific of the UN
ESCWA
Economic and Social Commission for West Asia of the UN
et al.
and others
EU
European Union
FADINAP
Fertilizer Advisory, Development and Information Network for Asia and the Pacific
FALCAP
Framework for Action on Land Conservation in Asia and the Pacific
FAO
Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN
FDI
foreign direct investment
FSU
former Soviet Union
GAP
Ganga River Action Plan
GATT
General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCC
Gulf Cooperation Council
GEF
Global Environment Facility
GEMS
Global Environmental Monitoring System
GEO
Global Environment Outlook
GESAMP
Joint Group of Experts on the Scientific Aspects of Marine Environment Protection
GDP
gross domestic product
GDR
German Democratic Republic
GNP
gross national product
GLASOD
Global Assessment of  Soil Degradation
GLWQA
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreements
GRID
Global Resource Information Database
GTZ
German development assistance agency
Habitat
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (UNCHS)
IAATO
International Association of Antarctic Tour Operators
IAEA
International Atomic Energy Authority
ICIMOD
International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
ICRISAT
International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics
ICSU
International Council of Scientific Unions
ICZM
Integrated Coastal Zone Management
IE
Industry and Environment Office of UNEP
IEEA
Integrated System of Environmental and Economic Accounting
IFPRI
International Food Policy Research Institute
IIASA
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis
IIUE
International Institute for the Urban Environment
IFFWS
Inland Fisheries, Forestry and Wildlife Sectors of SADC
IGAD
Inter-Governmental Authority on Development
ILO
International Labour Organization
IMAGE
Integrated Model to Assess the Greenhouse Effects
IMERCSA
The India Musokotwane Environment Resource Centre for Southern Africa
INBIO
National Biodiversity Institute, Costa Rica
INC
Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee
INFOTERRA
a global environmental information exchange and referral system
IOC
Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO
IPCC
Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change
IRPTC
International Register of Potentially Toxic Chemicals
ISRIC
International Soil Reference and Information Centre
IUCN
World Conservation Union
IWC
International Whaling Commission
JCEDAR
Joint Committee on Environment and Development in theArab Region
LAC
Latin America and the Caribbean
LRTAP
Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution
MARPOL
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MERCOSUR
Mercado Comun del Sur
MoE
Ministry of  Environment
MOSTE
Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment of Malaysia
MRC
Mekong River Commission
NAAEC
North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreements
NAPAP
National Acid Precipitation Assessment Programme
NBS
National Biological Service, USA
NCP
Northern Contaminants Programme, Canada
NEAPs
National Environment Action Plans
NEPA
National Environment Protection Agency, China
NESDA
Network for Environment and Sustainable Development for Africa
NGO
non-governmental organisation
NIP
National Implementation Plan
NOx
nitrogen oxides
NOWPAP
North-West Pacific Action Plan
NRAP
National River Action Plan
NRC
National Register of Chemicals
NSF
National Science Foundation
NSTC
National Science and Technology Council, USA
OAU
Organization of African Unity
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OEPP
Office of Environmental Policy and Planning, Thailand
ORNL
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
OSPAR
Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic
OTA
Office of Technology Assessment
PAHO
Pan American Health Organisation
PAME
Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment
PC
personal computer
PCSD
President's Council on Sustainable Development, USA
PM
particulate matter
PM-10
fine particulate matter
RAINS
Regional Acidification Information and Simulation,  a model developed and maintained by IIASA
RAPA
Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of FAO
REC
Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe
RIOD
Reseau International des Organisations Non-governmental sur Desertification
RIVM
National Institute of Public Health and the Environment, the Netherlands
ROPME
Regional Organisation for the Protection of the Marine Environment
ROWA
Regional Office for West Asia of UNEP
SACEP
South Asia Cooperative Environment Programme
SADC
Southern African Development Community
SAF
Society of American Foresters
SARDC
Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
SCAR
Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SEI
Stockholm Environment Institute
SNA
system of national accounts
SO2
sulphur dioxide
SOE
State of the Environment
SPREP
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SSO
Sahara and Sahel Observatory
TARGETS
Tool to Assess Regional and Global Environmental and Health Targets for Sustainability, developed by RIVM
TERI
Tata Energy Research Institute
TRI
Toxic Release Inventory program
UAE
United Arab Emirates
UN
United Nations
UNCED
United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCHS
United Nations Centre for Human Settlements (Habitat)
UNDP
United Nations Development Programme
UNDP/UNSO
United Nations Sahelian Office of UNDP
UNEP
United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNFCCC
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFPA
United Nations Population Fund
UNICEF
United Nations Children's Fund
UNITAR
United Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNSD
United Nations Statistical Division
US
United States
USA
United States of America
USAID
US Agency for International Development
USDA
United States Department of Agriculture
US-EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
USSR
Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
UV
ultraviolet
UV-B
ultraviolet-B radiation
VOC
volatile organic compounds
WB
World Bank
WCMC
World Conservation Monitoring Centre
WHO
World Health Organization
WMO
World Meteorological Organization
WRI
World Resources Institute
WTO
World Trade Organization
WWF
World Wide Fund for Nature

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