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AEEI Autonomous energy efficiency improvement (in TIMER model)
AGECC Advisory Group on Energy and Climate Change
AOGCM Atmosphere-Ocean General Circulation Model
AR Assessment Report
ARD Afforestation, Reforestation, and Deforestation
BAU business-as-usual
BECCS Bioenergy with carbon capture and storage
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CC Combined Cycle
CCS Carbon capture and storage
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CEDS Community Emissions Data System for historical emissions
CEH Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
CET Constant Elasticity of Transformation
CGE Computable General Equilibrium
CHP Combined Heat and Power
CL Critical Load
CLE Current Legislation Scenario
CNRS Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research)
COPD Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis
CW Carcass weight
DDGS Distillers Dried Grains with Solubles
DGVM Dynamic global vegetation models
DLR Deutsches Zentrum fuer Luft- und Raumfahrt
EC-JRC European Commission - Joint Research Centre
EFI European Forest Institute
EKC Environmental Kuznets Curve
ESA European Space Agency
ESM Earth System Models
EU-JRC-IPTS The European Union's Joint Research Centre - The institute for Prospective Technological Studies
FAO Food and Agriculture Organisation
FCR Feed Conversion Ratios
FEEM Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei
GBD The global burden of disease (GBD) is a comprehensive regional and global assessment of mortality and disability from major diseases, injuries, and risk factors.
GCF Global Climate Forum.
GCM Global Circulation Model
GDP Gross Domestic Product.
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GLCC Global Land Cover Characterization
GPP Gross Primary Production
GT Global Technology
GWP Global Warming Potential
HDI Human Development Index
HFC hydrofluorocarbon
HFCs hydrofluorocarbons
IAM Integrated Assessment Model
IAMC Integrated Assessment Model Consortium
ICCS/E3MLab Energy - Economy - Environment Modelling Laboratory
IEA International Energy Agency
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IIASA International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.
IMS Indicated market share
INDC Intended Nationally Determined Contributions
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IVM Institute for Environmental Studies; VU University.
JRC Joint Research Centre- JRC - European Commission
KWhe kilo Watt hour electric
LAI Leaf Area Index
LDC Load Duration Curve
LEPII Laboratoire d’Economie de la Production et de l’Intégration Internationale
LNG liquid-natural gas
MA Milennium Assessment
MAC Marginal Abatement Costs
MDG Millennium Development Goal
MF Management factor
MPH Milk production per animal
MSA Mean Species Abundance
NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetation Index
NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology
O&M Operational and Maintenance costs
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.
OR Off-take rate
PBL PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency.
PES Payment for Ecosystem Services
PFC perfluorocarbon
PFCs perfluorocarbons
PFT Plant functional type
PIEEI Price-induced energy efficiency improvement (in Timer model)
PIK Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
PNNL, University of Maryland Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Ppp Purchasing power parity
R&D Research and Development
RCP Representative Concentration Pathways
REDD Reduction of Emission from Deforestation and forest Degradation
REDD+ Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, and including the role of conservation, sustainable management of forests and enhancement of forest carbon stocks.
RIL Reduced Impact Logging
SC Structural change (in TIMER model)
SDG Sustainable Development Goal
SDM Species Distribution Models
SF6 sulphur hexafluoride
SFM Sustainable Forest Management
SMASH SMASH Société de Mathématiques Appliquées et de Sciences Humaines
SOM Soil Organic Matter
SRM Solar Radiation Management, e.g. sulphur emissions to the stratosphere
SRTM Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
SSP Shared Socio-economic Pathways
TIMER IMAGE Energy Regional model
TMB Travel money budget
TTB Travel time budget
UCL University College London
UEA University of East Anglia
UN United Nations.
UNCCD UN Convention to Combat Desertification
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UPMF-EDDEN Univesité Pierre Mendes France (Economie du Développement Durable et de l’Energie)
USD United States dollar
USGS United States Geological Survey
USLE Universal Soil Loss Equation
UU Utrecht University
VA Value Added
WEC World Energy Council
WWF World Wildlife Fund
Wageningen UR Wageningen UR is a collaboration between Wageningen University and the DLO foundation. ‘To explore the potential of nature to improve the quality of life’ is the mission.