List of Abbreviations and Acronyms


APEX – Accelerated Programme of Excellence
API – Asia Pacific Initiative
APN – Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
CBO – Community Based Organisation
CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific, Industrial and Research Organisation
EIA – Environmental Impact Assessment
ESD – Education for Sustainable Development
EU – European Union
FBO – Faith Based Organisation
GEF – Global Environmental Facility
ICSU – International Council for Science
IGCI – International Global Change Institute
IGES – Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
IIED - International Institute for Environment and Development
JPOI – Johannesburg Plan of Implementation
MDP – Masters in Development Practices
MEA – Multilateral Environmental agreements
NGO – Non Governmental Organisation
ProSPER.Net –Promotion of Sustainability in Postgraduate Education and Research Network
RCE – Regional Centre of Expertise
SD – Sustainable Development
SEA -Strategic Environmental Assessment
SIDS – Small Island Developing States
START – SysTem for the Analysis Research and Training
TWAS – Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
UNDESA – United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UNDESD – United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
UNDP – United Nations Development Programme
UNESCO – United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation
UNITAR _United Nations Institute for Training and Research
UNU – United Nations University
WSSD – World Summit on Sustainable Development
WTO - World Trade Organization

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