Climate Change 2001:
Working Group III: Mitigation
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III Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Chemical Compounds

Acronyms, Abbreviations, and Chemical Compounds
AAGRs Annual average growth rates
AAUs Assigned Amount Units
ABWR Advanced Boiling Water Reactor
ACEA European Automobile Manufacturer’s Association
ADB Asian Development Bank
AEEI Autonomous Energy Efficiency Improvement
AIJ Activity Implemented Jointly
ALGAS Asia-Least-Cost Greenhouse Gas Abatement Strategy
ALM Africa, Latin America and the Middle East.
ARD Afforestation, Reforestation and Deforestation
ASF Atmospheric Stabilization Framework
BAU Business-As-Usual
BIGCC Biomass Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
BOP Balance-Of-Payments
BWR Boiling Water Reactor
C Carbon
C2F6 Perfluoroethane / Hexafluoroethane
CAC Command and control
CAFE Corporate Average Fuel Economy
CANZ Canada, Australia and New Zealand
CBA Cost Benefit Analysis
CCGT Combined Cycle Gas Turbine
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CEA Cost-Effectiveness Analysis
CERs Certified Emission Reductions
CF4 Perfluoromethane / Tetrafluoromethane
CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons
CFL Compact Fluorescent Lamps
CGE Computable General Equilibrium
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CH4 Methane
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CO Carbon-monoxide
CO2 Carbon-dioxide
CoP Conference of Parties
CSD Commission for Sustainable Development
DAFs Decision Analysis Frameworks
DCs Developing Countries
DES Development, Equity, and Sustainability
DMF Decision Making Framework
DSM Demand Side Management
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ECE UN Economic Commission for Europe
EEA European Environmental Agency
EFSU The East and Central European countries and the Former Soviet Union
EITs Economies In Transition
EMF Energy Modelling Forum
EMS Environmental Management Standard
ERUs Emission Reduction Units
ESCOs Energy Service Companies
ESTs Environmentally Sound Technologies
EU European Union
FAO United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization
FBC Fluid Bed Combustion
FDIs Foreign Direct Investments
FGD Flue Gas Desulphurization
FSU Former Soviet Union
GATT General Agreement on Trade and Tariff
GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GHGs Greenhouse Gases
GNP Gross National Product
GWP Global Warming Potential / Gross World Product
H2O Water vapour
HCs Hydrocarbons
HCFC Hydrochlorofluorocarbon
HDI Human Development Index
HFCs Hydrofluorocarbons (hydrogenated Fluorocarbons)
HFE Hydrofluoroethers
HVAC Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning
IA Integrated Assessment
IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency
IAMs Integrated Assessment Models
ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization
ICE Internal Combustion Engine
IEA International Energy Agency
IET International Emissions Trading
IGCC Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
IGCCS Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle or Supercritical
IMO International Maritime Organization
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IS92 IPCC 1992 Scenario
ISIC International Standard Industrial Classification
ISO International Standardization Organization
IUCN International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources
JI Joint Implementation
LESS Low CO2 – emitting Energy Supply System
LNG Liquid Natural Gas
LPG Liquefied Petroleum Gas
LWR Light Water Reactor
MAC Marginal Abatement Cost
MDBs Multilateral Development Banks
MEAs Multilateral Environmental Agreements
MNCs Multinational Corporations
N Nitrogen (element)
N2 Nitrogen (gas)
N2O Nitrous oxide
Na3AlF6 Cryolite
NACE Nomenclature des Activites dans la Communaute Europienne (Index of Business Activities in the European Union)
NGOs Non-Governmental Organizations
NH3 Ammonia
NH4 Ammonium ion
NICs Newly Industrialized Countries
NMHC Non-Methane Hydrocarbon
NMVOCs Non-Methane Volatile Organic Compounds
NO Nitric oxide
NO2 Nitrogen dioxide
NOx The sum of NO and NO2
O2 Oxygen
O3 Ozone
ODA Official Development Assistance
ODS Ozone Depleting Substances
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPEC Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries
PEM Proton exchange membrane
PFC Perfluorocarbon
PPM Processes and Production Method or Parts Per Million
PPP Purchasing Power Parity or Polluter Pays Principle
PQLI Physical Quality of Life Index
PV Photo Voltaic
PWR Pressurized Water Reactor
QELRCs Quantified Emission Limitation or Reduction Commitments
R&D Research and Development
SAR Second Assessment Report of the IPCC
SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
SF6 Sulfur hexafluoride
SMEs Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
SO2 Sulphur dioxide
SOx Sulphur oxides
SPM Summary for Policymakers
SRES Special Report on Emissions Scenarios
SRLULUCF Special Report on Land-Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
SRTT Special Report on Methodological and Technological Issues in Technology Transfer
TAR Third Assessment Report
TPES Total Primary Energy Supply
TS Technical Summary
TSU Technical Support Unit
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
VA Voluntary Agreement or Value - Added
VAT Value Added Tax
VOC Volatile organic compound
WCED World Commission on Environment and Development
WEC World Energy Council
WG I Working Group One of the IPCC
WG II Working Group Two of the IPCC
WG III Working Group Three of the IPCC
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WRE Wigley, Richels and Edmonds.
WTA Willingness to Accept compensation
WTO World Trade Organization
WTP Willingness to Pay
WWF World Wide Fund for Nature

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