Abbreviations and acronyms related to the Convention



EABRNet East Asia Biosphere Reserve Network
EAGGF European Agriculture Guidance and Guarantee Fund
EAP Environmental Action Programme for Central and Eastern Europe
EAPC European American Phytomedicines Coalition
EASD Empowerment for African Sustainable Development
EATR Environment Assessment Technical Report (of DEIA)
EAZA European Association of Zoos and Aquaria
EBCC European Bird Census Council
EBI European Bioinformatics Institute, The
EBLDS European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy
EBN EuroBirdNet info
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
(often termed the Green Bank)
- EC European Community
- EC European Commission
ECA Economic Commission for Africa of the UN
ECAF European Conservation Agriculture Federation
ECB9 Ninth European Congress on Biotechnology, Brussels, 11-15 July 1999
ECCO European Culture Collections' Organization
ECE Economic Commission for Europe of the UN
ECG Ecosystems Conservation Group
ECHO Environmental Conservation Hotlinks
ECMEN European Coastal and Marine Ecological Network
ECN Environmental Change Network
ECNC European Centre for Nature Conservation
ECOFAC Ecosystèmes Forestiers d'Afrique Centrale (Regional program of the EU)
ECOSOC Economic and Social Council (of the UN)
EDMED European Directory of Marine Environmental Datasets
EDMERP European Directory of Marine Environmental Research Projects
EDP eco-domestic product
EEA European Environment Agency
(= Agence européenne pour l'environnement)
(= Europees Milieuagentschap
EEB European Environmental Bureau
(= Bureau européen de l'Environnement)
(= Europees Milieubureau) 
EECONET European Ecological Network
EEIS European Environmental Information System
EEP European Endangered Species Programmes
EEW Erfassung der Europäischen Wirbellosen
(= Cartographie des Invertébrés Européens)
(= European Invertebrate Survey)
EEZ exclusive economic zone
EFI European Forest Institute
EFNCP European Forum on Nature Conservation and Pastoralism
EFPIA European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries' Associations
EFTA European Free Trade Association
EHF European Habitats Forum
EHW European Heathland Workshop
EIA environmental impact assessment
EIARD European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development
EIARD-Infosys European Information System on Agricultural Research for Development and Related Fields
EIB European Investment Bank
EIN Ecological Information Network
EIONET European Environment Information and Observation NETwork
EIS environmental information systems
EIS European Invertebrate Survey
(= Cartographie des Invertébrés Européens)
(= Erfassung der Europäischen Wirbellosen)
EIT economy in transition
EITO European Information Technology Observatory
ELADI Electronic Atlas of Agenda 21
ELC Environmental Law Centre (of the World Conservation Union)
ELCI Environmental Liaison Center/International
ELIS Environmental Law Information System (of the World Conservation Union)
ELMS Environment and Land Management Sector (of SADC)
ELS Environmental Law Service (of the World Conservation Union)
EMAN Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network
EMBL European Molecular Biology Laboratory
EMEP European Monitoring and Evaluation Programme
ENB Earth Negotiations Bulletin
ENDS Environmental Data Services (UK)
ENRICH European Network for Global Change Research
ENRIN Environmental and Natural Resources Information Network (of UNEP)
EOB Europees Octrooibureau (E: European Patent Office)
EP European Parliament
EPA Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
EPC European Patent Convention
EPE Environmental Programme for Europe
EPE (2) European Partners for the Environment
- EPO European Patent Office
- EPO European Patent Organisation
- EPO European Policy Office of WWF
EPOS European Polarstern Study
EPPO European Plant Protection Organisation
EPPR Emergency Prevention, Preparedness and Response
ERAIFT Ecole régionale post-universitaire d'aménagement et de gestion intégrée des forêts tropicales
(Regional School on Integrated Tropical Forest Management)
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ERMS European Register of Marine Species
ERO European Regional Office (of the World Conservation Union)
ERPNET Improving the multidisciplinary co-operation on globalisation, economy and ecology  (an ECNC project)
ESA The Ecological Society of America
ESASTAP European South African Science and Technology Advancement Programme
ESF European Science Foundation
ETC / CDS European Topic Centre on Catalogue of Data Sources
ETC / NC European Topic Centre on Nature Conservation
ETC group Action Group on Erosion, Technology and Concentration  
formerly Rural Advancement Foundation International, RAFI
ETS European Treaty Series
EU European Union
EUCC European Union for Coastal Conservation
EUNIS EUropean Nature Information System
EUP experimental use permit
EUROBATS Agreement on the Conservation of Bats in Europe
EuroGOOS European Global Ocean Observing System
EuroMAB a regional network of the MAB program (of UNESCO)
EURONATUR The European Natural Heritage Fund
EUROPABIO European Association for BioIndustries
EUROSITE European Network of Site Management Organizations
EUROSTAT European statistics
EWGRB European Working Group on Research and Biodiversity
EWT Endangered Wildlife Trust
ExCOP Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties
(resumed session)
Resumed Session on the First Extraordinary Meeting of the Conference of the Parties to Finalize and Adopt a Protocol on Biosafety

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