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Acronyms

ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment

CBD Convention on Biological Diversity

CCRI Climate Change Research Initiative

CCSP U.S. Climate Change Science Program

CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources

CFC Chlorofluorocarbon

CIAP Climatic Impact Assessment Program

EESC Effective equivalent stratospheric chlorine

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act

FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology

GBA Global Biodiversity Assessment

GCM General circulation model

GCRA Global Change Research Act

GCRP Global Change Research Program

GEA Global Environmental Assessment

IASC International Arctic Science Committee

IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme



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Analysis of Global Change Assessments Lessons Learned F Acronyms ACIA Arctic Climate Impact Assessment CBD Convention on Biological Diversity CCRI Climate Change Research Initiative CCSP U.S. Climate Change Science Program CENR Committee on Environment and Natural Resources CFC Chlorofluorocarbon CIAP Climatic Impact Assessment Program EESC Effective equivalent stratospheric chlorine EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FACA Federal Advisory Committee Act FCCSET Federal Coordinating Council for Science, Engineering, and Technology GBA Global Biodiversity Assessment GCM General circulation model GCRA Global Change Research Act GCRP Global Change Research Program GEA Global Environmental Assessment IASC International Arctic Science Committee IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme

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Analysis of Global Change Assessments Lessons Learned IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change IWG Interagency Working Group MA Millennium Ecosystem Assessment MSU Microwave Sounding Unit NACCI National Assessment of Climate Change Impacts NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NAST National Assessment Synthesis Team NGOs Nongovernmental organizations NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration NRC National Research Council NSTC National Science and Technology Committee OSTP Office of Science and Technology Policy OTA Office of Technology Assessment TEAP Technology and Economic Assessment Panel UN United Nations UNEP United Nations Environment Programme UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change UV Ultraviolet WG Working Group WMO World Meteorological Organization