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on the environment

Glossary

 

ADB : Asian Development Bank

AHSG : Ad hoc steering group

AoA : Assessment of Assessments

AR4 : Assessment Report 4

CAREC : Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia

CBD : Convention on Biological Diversity

CEP : Committee on Environmental Policy

CIA : Central Intelligence Agency

CSR : Corporate Social Responsibility

DEWA : Division of Early Warning and Assessment

DG : Directorate General

DPSIR : Driving forces-Pressures-State-Impacts-Responses

EBRD : European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC : European Commission

ECLAC : Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

EEA : European Environment Agency

EE-AoA : Europe' s environment: An Assessment of Assessments

EEB : European Environmental Bureau

EECCA : Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

EfE process : Environment for Europe process

EFTA : European Free Trade Association

EIA : Environmental impact assessment

Eionet : European Information and Observation Network

ENPI : European Neighbourhood Partnership Instrument of the EU

EPR : Environment performance review

ETC : European Topic Centre

EU : European Union

EUREAU : European Federation of National Associations of Water and Wastewater Services

Eurostat : Statistical Office of the European Communities

EUWI : European Water Initiative

FAO : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

FAO-Aquastat : FAO' s global information system on water and agriculture

GDP : Gross domestic product

GEA : Greening the Economy with Agriculture

GEF : Global Environment Facility

GEI : Green Economy Initiative

GEO : Global Environment Outlook

GGGI : Global Green Growth Institute

GHG : Greenhouse gas

GIS : Geographic information system

GLAAS : Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water

GMES : Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

GRAMED : Global and Regional Assessments of the Marine Environment Database

GRDC : Global Runoff Data Centre

GRID : Global Resource Information Database

GWP : Global Water Partnership

HELCOM : Helsinki Commission — Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission

HiTs : Health system profiles

IBNET : International Benchmarking Network for Water and Sanitation Utilities

ICSD : Interstate Commission for Sustainable Development of Central Asia

ICT : Information and Communication Technologies

ICWC : Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

ICZM : Integrated Coastal Zone Management

IHP : International Hydrological Programme

IISD : International Institute for Sustainable Development

ILO : International Labour Organisation

IMF : International Monetary Fund

INSPIRE : Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe

IOC-UNESCO : Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO

IPBES : International Platform of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

IPCC : Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRWS : International Recommendation for Water Statistics

IT : Information technology

IWRM : Integrated water resource management

JMP : WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme

JRC : Joint Research Centre

KEO : Carpathians Environment Outlook

LCA : Life-cycle analysis

MDG : Millennium Development Goal

MDIAK : Reporting chain: Monitoring — Data — Indicators — Assessments — Knowledge

NESDCA : Network of Experts for Sustainable Development of Central Asia

NFP : National focal point

NGO : Non-governmental organisation

OAS : Organisation of American States

OECD : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSCE : Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe

PEBLDS : Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy

PPP : public private partnership

RBO : River Basin Organisation

REC : Regional Environmental Centre

Reportnet : Eionet' s infrastructure for supporting and improving data and information flows

Rio 2012 : Earth Summit 2012

SCL : Saliency — Credibility — Legitimacy

SCP : Sustainable consumption and production

SEBI : Streamlining European 2010 Biodiversity Indicators

SEEAW : System of Environmental-Economic Accounting for Water

SEIS : Shared Environmental Information System

SENSE : Shared European National State of the Environment — the EEA/Eionet project for SOER 2010

SIA : Strategic impact assessment

SIWI : Stockholm International Water Institute

SNA : System of national accounts

SoE : State of the environment

SOER : Environment state and outlook report

SOER 2010 : European environment — state and outlook 2010 report

TEEB : The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

UK : United Kingdom

UN : United Nations

UNCSD : United Nation Commission on Sustainable Development

UNDP : United Nations Development Programme

UNECE : United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNECE/WGEMA : UNECE' s Working Group on Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

UNEP : United Nations Environment Programme

UNEP-GEMS : United Nations Environment Programme Global Environmental Monitoring System

UNEP-WCMC : UNEP World Conversation Monitoring Centre

UNESCAP : United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific

UNESCO : United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC : United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNGA : United Nations General Assembly

UNICEF : United Nations Children' s Fund

UNSC : United Nation Statistical Commission

UNSD : United Nations Statistical Division

USA : United States of America

USAID : United States Agency for International Development

WBCSD : World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WFD : Water Framework Directive

WHO : World Health Organisation

WISE : Water Information System for Europe

WMO : World Meteorological Organisation

WRI : World Resources Institute

WWAP : World Water Assessment Programme

WWC : World Water Council

WWDR : World Water Development Report

WWF : World Wide Fund for Nature

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