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Sound and independent information
on the environment

List of abbreviations

6th EAP : EU Sixth Environment Action Programme

BRIC: Country grouping including Brazil, Russia, India and China

BaP: Benzo(a)pyrene

CAFE: EU Clean Air For Europe programme

CAP: EU Common Agricultural Policy

CBD: Convention on Biological Diversity

CFC: Chlorofluorocarbons

CFP: EU Common Fisheries Policy

CH4: Methane

CO: Carbon monoxide

CO2: Carbon dioxide

CSI: EEA Core Set of Indicators

DALY: Disability-adjusted life years

dB: Decibel

DMC: Domestic material consumption

DWD: EU Drinking Water Directive

EBD: Environmental Burden of Disease

EC: European Communities

EEA: European Environment Agency

EFTA: European Free Trade Association

EMC: Environmentally-weighted material consumption

ENER: EEA energy indicators

EPR: EU Environment Policy Review

EQS: EU Environmental Quality Standards Directive

EU: European Union

EUR: Euro

FAO: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GDP: Gross domestic product

GHG: Greenhouse gas

GIS: Geographic information systems

GIS: Greenland ice sheet

GMES: Global Monitoring for Environment and Security

HANPP: Human appropriation of net primary production

HLY: Healthy life years

HNV: High Nature Value farmland

IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRENA: Indicator Reporting on the integration of ENvironment concerns into Agricultural policy

LE: Life expectancy

LEAC: Land and ecosystem accounts

MA: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

NAMEA : National accounts matrix extended by environmental accounts

NH3: Ammonia

NHX: Ammonium and ammonia

NMVOC: Non-methane volatile organic compounds

NOX: Nitrogen oxides

O3: Ozone

ODS: Ozone depleting substances

OECD: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development

PCB: Polychlorinated biphenyls

PM: Particulate matter — PM2.5 and PM10 denote different size of PM

REACH : EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Directive

SEBI: Streamlining European Biodiversity Indicators

SEIS: Shared Environmental Information System

SO2: Sulphur dioxide

SoE: State of the environment

SOER: ‘State and outlook of the European environment’ report

TEEB: The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity

TERM : Transport Environment Reporting Mechanism

UN: United Nations

UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

US: United States of America

USD: US Dollars

UWWTD: EU Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive

WAIS: West Antarctic ice sheet

WEEE: Waste electrical and electronic equipment

WEF: World Economic Forum

WEI: Water exploitation index

WFD: EU Water Framework Directive

WHO: World Health Organization

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Denmark
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