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Appendix B
Acronyms

ARPA

Advanced Research Projects Agency

ASCEND 21

International Conference on an Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century

CFCs

Chlorofluorocarbons

CGIAR

Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research

CITES

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora

CSD

Commission on Sustainable Development (UN)

EMEP

Geneva Protocol on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe

ENSO

El Niño-Southern Oscillation

EPA

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FAO

UN Food and Agricultural Organization

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GHCN

Global Historical Climatology Network

GSG

Global Scenarios Group



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Page 345 Appendix B Acronyms ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency ASCEND 21 International Conference on an Agenda of Science for Environment and Development into the 21st Century CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora CSD Commission on Sustainable Development (UN) EMEP Geneva Protocol on Long-term Financing of the Cooperative Programme for Monitoring and Evaluation of the Long-range Transmission of Air Pollutants in Europe ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency FAO UN Food and Agricultural Organization GDP Gross Domestic Product GHCN Global Historical Climatology Network GSG Global Scenarios Group

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Page 346 HCFCs Hydrochlorofluorocarbons HFCs Hydrofluorocarbons HDI Human Development Index IAP InterAcademy Panel on International Issues ICSU International Council for Science IGBP International Geosphere-Biosphere Program IHDP International Human Dimensions Program IMF International Monetary Fund IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change ISO International Organization for Standardization IUCN The World Conservation Union LTER NSF Long-Term Ecological Research Program NGO Nongovernmental organization NOx Nitrogen oxides NAE National Academy of Engineering NAS National Academy of Sciences NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration NPPC Northwest Power Planning Council NRC National Research Council NSF National Science Foundation OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development PSR Pressure-State-Response model RAINS Regional Air Pollution Information and Simulation Model SCOPE Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment START SysTem for Analysis, Research, and Training UN United Nations UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (Rio de Janiero, 1992, also known as ''the Earth Summit") UNCLOS UN Convention on the Law of the Sea UNCSD UN Commission on Sustainable Development UNDP UN Development Program UNEP UN Environment Program

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Page 347 UNESCO UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization UNICEF UN Children's Fund VOC Volatile organic compounds WGBU German Advisory Council on Global Change WCED World Commission on Environment and Development WCRP World Climate Research Program WHO World Health Organization WRI World Resources Institute WSC World Summit for Children

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