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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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