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Annex III - Acronyms

from Section IV

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  05 August 2012

Christopher B. Field
Affiliation:
Co-Chair IPCC Working Group II, Carnegie Institution for Science
Vicente Barros
Affiliation:
Co-Chair IPCC Working Group II, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Thomas F. Stocker
Affiliation:
Co-Chair IPCC Working Group I, University of Bern
Qin Dahe
Affiliation:
Co-Chair IPCC Working Group I, China Meteorological Administration
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Summary

AAO Antarctic Oscillation

ADAPT Assessment & Design for Adaptation to Climate Change: A Prototype Tool

AMO Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation

AO Arctic Oscillation

AR5 Fifth Assessment Report

CAPE Convective Available Potential Energy

CAT catastrophic risk

CBA cost-benefit analysis or community-based adaptation

CBD Convention on Biological Diversity

CBDR common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities

CBO community-based organization

CCA climate change adaptation

CCRIF Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility

CCSP Climate Change Science Program (US)

CDD Consecutive Dry Days

CDM Clean Development Mechanism

CEE Centre for Environment Education

CEI Climate Extremes Index

C-ERA-40 Corrected ERA-40 reanalysis

CFR case fatality rate

CH4 methane

CMIP3 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 3

CO2 carbon dioxide

COP Conference of the Parties

CPP cyclone preparedness program

CRED Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters

CSA Canadian Standards Association

CSO civil society organization

CSR corporate social responsibility

DDI Disaster Deficit Index

DFID Department for International Development (UK)

DJF December-January-February

DRM disaster risk management

DRR disaster risk reduction

DRRM disaster risk reduction management

EbA ecosystem-based adaptation

EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EDI Ethiopia Drought Index

ELF Emergency Liquidity Facility

EM-DAT Emergency Events Database

ENSO El Niño-Southern Oscillation

ERA-40 European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts 40-year reanalysis

EVT extreme value theory

EWS early warning system

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization

FONDEN Fund for Natural Disasters

GAR Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction

GCM global climate model

GDP gross domestic product

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Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation
Special Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
, pp. 565 - 568
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2012

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