Climate Change Authority

Abbreviations and acronyms

Term Definition

AAU

Assigned Amount Unit, created under the Kyoto Protocol

BioCF

BioCarbon Fund

CO2

carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas

CO2-e

carbon dioxide equivalent

CCS

carbon capture and storage

CDM

Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol

CER

Certified Emission Reduction unit, created under the Clean Development Mechanism

ERF

Emissions Reduction Fund

ERU

Emission Reduction Unit, created under Joint Implementation

ETS

Emissions Trading Scheme

EU

European Union

EUA

European Union Allowance, an emissions unit issued under the EU ETS

EU ETS

European Union Emissions Trading System

GHG

greenhouse gas

HFC

hydrofluorocarbons, a greenhouse gas

HFC-23

trifluoromethane, a greenhouse gas

HCFC

hydrochlorofluorocarbon, an ozone-depleting substance

JI

Joint Implementation of the Kyoto Protocol

lCER

long-term Certified Emission Reduction unit, created under the Clean Development Mechanism

LDC

Least-Developed Country(s)

LULUCF

land use, land use change and forestry

Mt

megatonne (mass, one million metric tonnes)

N2O

nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas

NMM

New Market Mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

NAMA

Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

REDD+

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in developing countries (includes the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks) under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

t

tonne (mass, one metric tonne)

tCER

temporary Certified Emission Reduction unit, created under the Clean Development Mechanism

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change