Climate change acronyms
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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.
- 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
- CER – Certified emission reductions
- CFC - Chlorofluorocarbon
- CF4 - Tetrafluoromethane
- CH4 - Methane
- COP - Conference of the Parties
- CO2 - Carbon dioxide
- C2F6 - Hexafluoroethane
- ENSO - El Niño-Southern Oscillation
- GCM - General Circulation Model or global climate model
- GFDL - Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
- GHG - Greenhouse gas
- GWP - Global-warming potential
- NAPA – National Adaptation Programme of Action.
- NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research
- NF3 - Nitrogen trifluoride
- N20 - Nitrous oxide
- 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.
- UHI - Urban heat island