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J - Z

AAAS, American Associationfor the Advancement of Science

acre = 0,404858 hectare = ca. 4.000 m2

AD, Avoided  Deforestation: new programme of the IUCN, especially of interest in view of the protection of primary forests in threatend areas.

AFOLU, Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use projects

AGB, Above Ground Biomass

AGU, American Geophysical Union

ALM, Agricultural Land Management

AMO, Atlantic Muktidecadal Oscillation

AP, Associated Press

AR(A/R), Afforestation - Reforestation

ARR, Afforestation, Reforestation and Revegetation

Arbolivia: ethical and ecological reforestation project in Bolivia

barrel (American) = 158,984 litre = 42 USA Gallons

BBC, British Broadcasting Corporation

BEF, Biomass Expansion Factor

BINGO, BIg environmental NGO


CAR, Corrective Action Request

CASE , Conservation Activated Sustainable Enterprise

CCB Standards
certification system for social ethical aspects of projects such as forestry.
See www.climate-standards.org

CDM, Clean Development Mechanism

Celcius temperature scale

CERES, Clouds and the Earth's Radiant Energy System

Cfk's, Chloorfluorkoolstofverbindingen

Chicago Climate Exchange

Exchange for trading CO2 emission rights:

Climate and CO2-terms: glossary

CO2, carbondioxide

CO2- and climate terms: glossary

CRU: Climate Research Unit, climate department of the university of East Anglia (UK): see "climatgate emails "

DOE, Department of Energy

ecological corridors


ETH, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule

ETS, Emission Trading System

Eurelectric, European board of electricity producers.

FACE, Free Air Carbon Enrichment

Fahrenheit temperature scale

FOIA, Freedom of Information Act

forestry terms: click here

financial terms (8000):
see Bloomberg.com

Forestry terms: click here

FSC (www.fsc.org)
Forest Stewardship Council.

gallon (USA) = 3,785 litre

gallon (imperial) = 4,55 litre

GHCN, Global Historical Climatology Network

1 gigawatt is 1000 megawatt = 10 to the 9th power Watt.

GISS, Goddard Institute for Space Studies

glossary of forestry terms

glossary of climate and CO2 terms

glossary of navigation terms

hectare = 100 biy 100 metre is 10.000 m2

IAC, Inter Academy Council

ICOADS, International Comprehensive Ocean-Atmosphere Data Set

ICSI, International Commission for Snow and Ice

ICSI, International Commission for Snow and Ice

IFAW - International Fund for Animal Welfare

IFRS: International Financial Reporting Standards

IPAM, Brazilian Amazon Environmental Research Institute

IPCC- Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change;

ITRDB, International Tree Ring Data base

IUCN, International Union for the Conservation of Nature


JACO (www.jaco-cdm.com/english/index.html)
Japanese organisation, certificying forestry emission rights according to the Kyoto Protocol's Clean Development Mechanism.

Kelvin temperature scale

LNG:Liquified Natural Gas

LPG: Liquid Petroleum Gas

Measures and weights in the oil indusrtry

1 megawatt (MWh) = 1 million Watt = 10 to the 6th power Watt.

MMTS, Maximum-Minimum Temperature System

NAS, National Academy of Sciences

navigation terms:

NIPCC - Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change; pure scientific counterpart of the politically driven IPCC (see above): founded in 2005; in 2007 they held a workshop in Vienna chaired by Dr. S. Fred Singer, emeritus professor environmental science, University of Virginia (USA); He is editor of their first report in March 2008.

oil companies: a list of names and stock exchange listing codes

Oil industry: measures and weights

PAW - Pan American Woods

persons register

ppm (parts per million), e.g. Co2 concentration in the air.

register of persons

navigation terms: http://www.marad.dot.gov/publications/glossary/A.html

SFI ® - Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI®)
A comprehensive system of principles, objectives and performance measures developed by foresters, conservationists and scientists that combines the perpetual growing and harvesting of trees with the protection of wildlife, plants, soil and water quality. For more information, please go to SFI

Sistemas de Circulación Ecológica (Ecological Cycle Systems).
An internationally operating forestry investment and development company, based in The Netherlands.

Sicirec Formula: making money with nature conservation

SPPI - Science and Public Policy Institute
An institute with strong ties to mr. Monckton of Brenchley
Robert Ferguson, President: email: [email protected]
website: www.scienceandpublicpolicy.org
209 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, suite 299, Washington DC 20003

Temperature scales: Celcius, Fahrenheit, Kelvin and other ones

= The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
uit 1994.

WMO = World Meteorological Organisation

WWF = World Wildlife Fund


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