Abbreviations and acronyms related to the Convention



C & I criteria and indicators
CABI Commonwealth Agricultural Bureau International
CABRI common access to biotechnological resources and information
CAFF Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna
CAMP Coastal Areas Management Programme
CAMPFIRE Communal Areas Management Programme for Indigenous Resources
CAMRE Council of Arab Ministers Responsible for the Environment
CAN-Europe Climate Action Network Europe  (formerly CNE)
CAP Common Agricultural Policy (of the EU)
CAR Caribbean Environment Programme  (see also GPA / UNEP)
CARICOMB the Caribbean Coastal Marine Productivity Programme
CARPE Central Africa Regional Program for the Environment (sponsored by USAID)
CAS Central Advisory Service  (of CGIAR)
CATIE Tropical Agricultural Research and Training Center
CBA cost-benefit analysis
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
(N= Verdrag inzake biologische diversiteit, VDB)
(F= Convention sur la diversité biologique, CDB)
CBDC Community Biodiversity Development and Conservation Programme
CBIN Canada Biodiversity Information Network
- CC carrying capacity
- CC culture collections; see e.g. BCCM
CCAMLR Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
also: Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCD Convention to Combat Desertification (also UNCCD)
CCEWNH Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats
CCIM Coördinatie-Comité Internationaal Milieubeleid  (F= CCPIE)
CCPIE Comité de Coordination de la Politique Internationale de l'Environnement
CCTA Commission for Technical Cooperation in Africa South of the Sahara
CDB Convention sur la diversité biologique  (E= CBD;  N= VBD))
- CDC Conservation Data Center
- CDC Conservation for Development Centre
CDM clean development mechanism  (under the Kyoto Protocol, UNFCCC)
CDS Catalogue of Data Sources
- CEC Commission of the European Communities
- CEC Commission for Environmental Cooperation
- CEC Commission on Education & Communication  (of IUCN)
CEDAR Central European Environmental Data Request Facility
CEDARE Centre for Environment and Development in the Arab Region and Europe
CEE Central and Eastern Europe
CEECs Central and Eastern European Countries
CEESE Centre d'Etudes Economiques et Sociales de l'Environnement (ULB, Belgium)
CEESP Commission on Environmental Economics, Strategy and Policy
CEEWEB Central and East European Working Group for the Enhancement of Biodiversity
CEI Cochrane Ecological Institute (Canada)
CEL Commission on Environmental Law  (of IUCN)
CELINE Cellule Interrégionale de l'Environnement  (Belgium)
(N= IRCEL;  E= Interregional Cell for the Environment)
CEM Commission on Ecosystem Management  (of IUCN)
CEO Centre for Earth Observation
CEP Commission on Environmental Planning
CEPLA Commission on Environmental Policy, Law and Administration
CERES Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies
CERO Office for Central Europe  (of the World Conservation Union)
CESIS China's Endangered Species Information System
CESP Commission on Environmental Strategy and Planning  (of IUCN)
CESSE Centre for Economic and Social Studies on the Environment (ULB, Belgium)
CFCAA Current Forest Conservation Action Alerts
CFCs chlorofluorocarbons
CFDD Conseil Fédéral du Développement Durable
(N= Federale Raad voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling)
(E= Federal Council for Sustainable Development)
CFE Caring for the Earth
CFPS Conseil Fédéral de la Politique Scientifique
(UK= Federal Council for Science Policy
(NL = Federale Raad voor Wetenschapbeleid)
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CGRFA Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture  (of FAO)
CHM Clearing-House Mechanism  (under the CBD)
CHMEM International Expert Meeting on "Building the Clearing-house"
CHMIM FPS Informal Meeting on Formats, Protocols and Standards for Improved Exchange of Biodiversity-related Information
CHMLAC Latin America and Caribbean regional meeting on the Clearing-house Mechanism
CHMRW Clearing-house Mechanism regional workshops
CHMRW MW Clearing-house Mechanism regional workshops
Southern Africa Regional Training Workshop on the Establishment and Operationalisation of the Commonwealth Knowledge Network and Clearing-house Mechanism
CI Conservation International
C & I criteria and indicators
CIAT Centro Internacional de Agricultura Tropical (of CGIAR)
(E= International Center for Tropical Agriculture)
CIC Conseil International de la Chasse
CIDA Canadian International Development Agency
CIDD Commission Interdépartementale du Développement Durable (Belgium)
(N= Interdepartementale Commissie Duurzame Ontwikkeling, ICDO)
- CIE Cartographie des Invertébrés Européens
(= Erfassung der Europäischen Wirbellosen)
(= European Invertebrate Survey)
- CIE Conférence interministérielle de l'Environnement  (Belgium)
(N=  Interministeriële Conferentie Leefmilieu 
(E=  Interministerial Conference for the Environment)
CIEL Center for International Environmental Law
CIEM Conseil International pour l'Exploration de la Mer
(E= International Council for the Exploration of the Sea)
CIESIN Consortium for International Earth Science Information Network
CIFOR Center for International Forestry Research (of CGIAR)
CILSS Comité Inter-Etats pour la Lutte contre la Sécheresse dans le Sahel
CIMMYT Centro Internacional de Mejoramiento de Maíz y Trigo (of CGIAR)
(E= International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center)
CIP Centro Internacional de la Papa  (of CGIAR)
(E= International Potato Center)
CIPR community intellectual property rights
CIPRA Inter-
Commission Internationale pour la Protection des Alpes
(E= International Commission for the Protection of the Alps)
CIPV Convention internationale pour la protection des végétaux  -  texte
(E= International Plant Protection Convention  -  text presently in force)
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CLRAE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of Europe (consultative body of the Council of Europe)
- CMC Center for Marine Conservation
- CMC Conservation Monitoring Centre (now WCMC)
CMRT crop management research and technology
CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (Bonn Convention)
CNA competent national authority
CNE Climate Network Europe, changed in CAN-Europe  (Febr. 2002)
CNPPA Commission on National Parks and Protected Areas  (of IUCN)
CO2 carbon dioxide
COBASE Cooperativa Tecnico Scientifica di Base
CoCoCoCocks Coordination Committee for the Conservation of Black Cocks (and Hens !);  has been created on the fate of the Black Grouse, Tetrao tetrix. [to be nominated for the most original acronym?]
CoE Council of Europe
COE Commission on Ecology
COMAR UNESCO's Coastal-Marine programme
COMEMIS Coastal and Marine Environment Management Information System
CONABIO Comision Nacional para el Conocimiento y de la Biodiversidad
(the Mexican National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity)
CONNECT European Conservation Institutes Research Network
COP Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
(N = Conferentie van de Partijen)
(F = Conférence des Parties)
COP-1,2,3,4,5 First, second, third, fourth and fifth meeting of the Conference of the Parties
CORDIS The Community R & D Information Service
CORINE Information System on the Co-ordination of Information on the Environment
COW Committee of the Whole
CP Contracting Party
CPC Center for Plant Conservation (USA)
CPC Climate Prediction Center
CPGR Commission on Plant Genetic Resources  (of FAO)
CPP crop protection product
CPRM common property resource management
CRADA Cooperative Research and Development Agreement
CRMP Coastal Resource Management Project
CRO contract research organisation
CROW Centre for Rehabilitation of Wildlife
CRPs Conference Room Papers,  see glossary pages C
CS-EASIZ Coast and Shelf - Ecology of the Antarctic Sea Ice Zone
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development (of the UN)
CSI Coastal Regions and Small Islands (initiative launched by UNESCO)
CSI common sense initiative
CSIRO Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
CSIS China's Species Information System
CSO civil society organisation
CT Conservation Terrestrial

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