Climate change acronyms
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) use tens of acronyms and initialisms in documents relating to climate change policy.
AAU - Assigned amount unit
CDM – Clean Development Mechanism is an arrangement under the Kyoto Protocol allowing industrialised countries with a greenhouse gas reduction commitment (called Annex 1 countries) to invest in projects that reduce emissions in developing countries as an alternative to more expensive emission reductions in their own countries.
CDR - Carbon dioxide removal
REDD – Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation mechanisms use market/financial incentives to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases from deforestation and forest degradation.