Abbreviations

A

afforestation

AAU

assigned amount unit

BTU

British thermal unit

C

carbon

CAMFor

carbon accounting model for forests

CBD

Convention on Biodiversity

CCBA

Climate, Community and Biodiversity Alliance

CCX

Chicago Climate Exchange

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism

CER

certified emission reduction

COP

conference of parties to the UNFCCC

CPRS

Carbon pollution reduction scheme

DBH

diameter at breast height

DEFRA

Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

e

equivalent

ER

emission reduction

ERU

emission reduction unit

ETS

emission trading scheme

EU

European Union

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

FCPF

Forest Carbon Partnership Facility

FP

for profit

GHG

greenhouse gas

Gt

gigatonne

Ha

hectare

IFPRI

International Food Policy Research Institute

IMF

International Monetary Fund

IPCC

International Panel on Climate Change

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

IUCN

International Union for the Conservation of Nature

JI

Joint Implementation

Kt

kilotonne

LCER

long-term certified emissions reduction

ln

log number

LUCF

land-use change and forestry

LULUCF land use, land-use change and forestry

M million m meter

M&P Modalities and procedures

MSC marginal social cost

NCAS National Carbon Accounting System

NCAT National Carbon Accounting Toolbox

NGO Non-government organization

NP not for profit

O2 oxygen

R reforestation

RED reduction in deforestation

REDD reduction in deforestation and forest degradation

RGGI Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative

RMU removal unit

SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice

T tonnes

TCER temporary certified emission reduction

Tg teragram

UK United Kingdom

UN United Nations

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

US United States of America

USEPA United States Environment Protection Agency

VCS Voluntary Carbon Standard

VCU verifiable carbon unit

VER verified emission reduction

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