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Environment

Important acronyms

AAU

Assigned amount unit

AMO

Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation

AO

Arctic oscillation

CDM

 Clean Development Mechanism

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

HCFC

Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

HFC

Hydrofluorocarbon

H2O

Water vapor

IPO

Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation

NAPA 

National Adaptation Programme of Action.

NCAR 

National Center for Atmospheric Research

NF3

Nitrogen trifluoride

N20

Nitrous oxide

OHC 

Ocean heat content

O3

(Tropospheric) Ozone

PDO

Pacific decadal oscillation

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.

SST 

Sea surface temperature

SF6 

Sulfur hexafluoride

TEWI

Total equivalent warming impact

UHI

Urban heat island

WMO

World Meteorological Organization