Acronym Soup

Climate Change Acronym Soup

3R

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

AAU

Assigned Amount Unit

ACCE

African Carbon Credit Exchange

ACR

American Carbon Registry

ADB

African Development Bank

AFOLU

Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

AOSGCMs

atmosphere/ocean/sea-ice General Circulation Models

AOSIS

Alliance of Small Island States

A/R

Afforestation/Reforestation

ARD

Afforestation, Reforestation, Deforestation

AWG-KP

Ad hoc Working Group on further Commitments under the Kyoto Protocol

AWG-LCA

Ad hoc Working Group on Long-term Cooperative Action

BAU

Business as usual

BINGO

Business and Industry Non-Governmental Organization

CAR

Climate Action Reserve

CC

Climate Change

CCBS

Community, Climate and Biodiversity, Standards

CCFU

Climate Change Facilitation Unit

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CCX

Chicago Climate Exchange

CCFU

Climate Change Facilitation Unit

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism

CDM EB

CDM Executive Board

CER

Certified Emission Reduction

CFU

Conservation Farming Unit or Carbon Finance Unit

CGS

Consultative Group of Experts on Non-Annex I National Communications

CH4

Methane

CO2

Carbon Dioxide

COMESA

Common Markets for Eastern and Southern Africa

COP

Conference of the Parties

CPRS

Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (Australia)

CPS

Concentrated Solar Power

DNA

Designated National Authority

DOE

Designated Operating Entity

DRM

Disaster Risk Management

ECX

European Climate Exchange

EF

Emission Factor

EGTT

Expert Group on Technology Transfer

EIT

Economies in Transition

ERU

Emission Reduction Unit

ESCO

Energy Service Company

EU ETS

European Emissions Trading Scheme

EUA

EU Allowance Unit

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

GCOS

Global Climate Observing System

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GHG

Greenhouse Gas

GS

Gold Standard

GWP

Global Warming Potential

HFC

Hydrofluorocarbons

IEA

International Energy Agency

IGO

Intergovernmental Organization

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRENA

International Renewable Energy Agency

JI

Joint Implementation

JISC

Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee

KP

Kyoto Protocol

LDCs

Least Developed Countries

LULUCF

Land-Use, Land-Use Change, Forestry

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

MMTCO2Eq

million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents

MRV

Measuring, reporting and verifying

MSL

Mean Sea Level

N2O

nitrous oxide

NAPA

National adaptation programme of action

NWP

Nairobi Work Programme

ODA

Official Development Assistance

ODS

Ozone Depleting Substances

OECD

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

OTC

Over the Counter

O3

Tropospheric Ozone

PDD

Project Design Document

PDD

Project Design Document

PFCs

Perfluorocarbons

PIN

Project Idea Note

PPM

Parts per million

RCCCC

Regional Climate Change Coordination Committee

REA

Rural Electrification Authority

REDD

Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation

REN-Alliance

International Renewable Energy Alliance

RGGI

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

SADC

Southern African Development Community

SBI

Subsidiary Body for Implementation

SBSTA

Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

SF6

Sulphur hexafluoride

SIDs

Small Island Developing States

tCO2e

Tonnes of Carbon Dioxide Equivalent

UNCCD

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Program

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UV

Ultraviolet Radiation

VCI

Voluntary Carbon Index

VCS

Voluntary Carbon Standard

VER

Voluntary Emission Reduction

WB

World Bank

WCI

Western Climate Initiative

WMO

World Meteorological Organization