List of Acronyms

ADBAsian Development Bank
ADPAnnual Development Programme
AEDBAlternative Energy Development Board
CAIClean Air Initiative
CBDConvention on Biological Diversity
CCAMLRConvention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCSBTConvention for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
CDMClean Development Mechanism
CERsCertified Emissions Reductions
CITESConvention on International Trade in Endangered Species
CMSConvention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals
CNGCompressed Natural Gas
COCarbon Monoxide
COPConference of the Parties
CRAMRAAntarctic Mineral Resources Convention
DNADesignated National Authority
EIAEnvironmental Impact Assessment
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
EPDEnvironmental Protection Department
EPOEnvironmental Protection Order
EREcological Reserve
FAOFood and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations
FDIForeign Direct Investment
GEFGlobal Environment Facility
GHGsGreenhouse Gases
GLOFsGlacial Lake Outburst Floods
GOPGovernment of Pakistan
IAEAInternational Atomic Energy Agency
ICJInternational Court of Justice
IEEInitial Environmental Examination
ILOInternational Labour Organisation
IMFInternational Monetary Fund
IMOInternational Maritime Organisation
IPCCIntergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ITLOSInternational Tribunal for the Law of the Sea
IUCNThe World Conservation Union
IUUIllegal, Unregulated, and Unreported (fishing)
LDCLeast Developed Countries
LRTAPGeneva Convention on Long-Range Transboundary Air Pollution
MACPMountain Areas Conservancy Project
MARPOLInternational Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships
MDGsMillennium Development Goals
MEAsMultilateral Environmental Agreement
MOPMeeting of the Parties
MOUMemorandum of Understanding
MSMember State
NAPNational Action Plan/Programme
NCSNational Conservation Strategy
NDMANational Disaster Management Authority
NEAPNational Environmental Action Plan
NGOsNon-Governmental Organisation(s)
NSDSNational Sustainable Development Strategy
ODSOzone-depleting Substance
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
OPECOrganisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries
OPRC1990International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Co-operation
Pak EPAPakistan Environmental Protection Agency
PARCPakistan Agricultural Research Council
PCAPermanent Court of Arbitration
PCAPPakistan Clean Air Programme
PCRETPakistan Council for Renewable Energy Technologies
PCRWRPakistan Council for Research in Water Resources
PEPAPakistan Environmental Protection Act
PEPCPakistan Environmental Protection Council
PEPOPakistan Environmental Protection Department
PFIPakistan Forest Institute
POPsPersistent Organic Pollutants
PPPsPublic-Private Partnership
PSDFPakistan Sustainable Development Fund
REDDReducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation
SACEPSouth Asia Cooperative Environment Programme
SBISubsidiary Body for Implementation
SCCFSpecial Climate Change Fund
SEAStrategic Environmental Assessment
SIDSSmall Island Developing States
UNCCDUnited Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in Countries Experiencing Serious Drought and/or Desertification
UNCEDUnited Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNCLOSUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDGUnited Nations Development Group
UNDPUnited Nations Development Programme
UNDRRUnited Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
UNEPUnited Nations Environment Programme
UNESCOUnited Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNFCCCUnited Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNFFUnited Nations Forum on Forests
UN-habitatUnited Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNIDOUnited Nations Industrial Development Organisation
UN-REDDUnited Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
WAPDAWater and Power Development Authority
WFPWorld Food Programme
WHOWorld Health Organisation
WMOWorld Meteorological Organisation
WSSDWorld Summit on Sustainable Development
WWFWorldwide Fund for Nature