Abbreviations

 

ABI

Association of British Insurers

ACCELERATES

Assessing climate change effects on land use and ecosystems: from regional analysis to the European scale (UK research programme)

ADAM

Adaptation and mitigation strategies: supporting European climate policy (EU Research programme)

ALARM

Assessing large scale risks for biodiversity with tested methods (EU research programme)

AR4

Fourth Assessment Report (IPCC)

ARCADIA

Adaptation and resilience in cities: analysis and decision making using integrated assessment (UK research programme)

ARCC

Adaptation and resilience in a changing climate (UK research programme)

ASCCUE

Adaptation Strategies for Climate Change in the Urban Environment (UK research programme)

ATEAM

Advanced Terrestrial Ecosystem Analysis and Modelling (EU research programme)

BAP

Biodiversity Action Plan

BERR

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (superseded)

BETWIXT

Built Environment: Weather Scenarios for Investigation of Impacts and Extremes

BIS

Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

BKCC

Building Knowledge for a Changing Climate (UK research programme)

BRANCH

Biodiversity Requires adaptation in NW Europe under a changing climate (EU research programme)

BRE

Building Research Establishment

BREEAM

BRE Environmental Assessment Method

BWEA

British Wind Energy Association

CABE

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

CAMS

Catchment Abstraction Management Strategy

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

CC

Climate change

CCC

Committee on Climate Change

CcSP

Climate changes Spatial Planning (Netherlands Research programme)

CEAA

Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

CEC

Commission of the European Communities

CFC

Chlorofluorocarbon

CfIT

Commission for Integrated Transport

CFMP

Catchment Flood Management Plan

CHP

Combined Heat and Power

CIBSE

Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

CIRIA

Construction industry research and information association

CO2

Carbon dioxide

COP

Conference of Parties

CRRESCENDO

Combined rational and renewable energy strategies in cities, for existing and new dwellings and optimal quality of life

CSH

Code for Sustainable Homes

CZM

Coastal Zone Management

DC

District Council

DCLG

Department of Communities and Local Government

DCMS

Department for Culture Media and Sport

DECC

Department of Energy and Climate Change

DECORUM

GIS-based bottom-up model for counting, costing and reducing energy-related CO2 emissions from existing UK dwellings

Defra

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DETR

Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions (superseded)

DfT

Department for Transport

DG-Regio

Directorate-General for the Regions (EC)

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry (superseded)

EA

Environment Agency (England and Wales)

EC

European Commission

ECCP

European Climate Change Programme

EEA

European Environment Agency

EEC

European Economic Community (now referred to as EU)

EH

English Heritage

EIA

Environmental impact assessment

EPL

Energy Performance of Location

ERA

Environmental risk assessment

ESC

Environmentally sustainable construction

ESCo

Energy Service Company

ESDP

European Spatial Development Perspective

ESPON

European observation network for territorial development and cohesion

ETS

Emissions Trading Scheme

EU

European Union

FAR

First Assessment Report

FoE

Friends of the Earth

GDP

Gross Domestic product

GHG

Greenhouse gas

GI

Green infrastructure

GLA

Greater London Authority

GNP

Gross National Product

GONW

Government Office for the North West

GOSE

Government Office for the South East

GOYH

Government Office for Yorkshire and the Humber

GRaBS

Green and blue space adaptation for urban areas and eco-towns (EU research programme)

GVA

Gross value added

GW

Gigawatt

HCA

Homes and Communities Academy

HESS

Heat and Energy Saving Strategy

HGV

Heavy goods vehicle

HMG/HM Govt

Her Majesty’s Government

ICLEI

Local Governments for Sustainability (formerly International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives)

ICZM

Integrated Coastal Zone Management

IME

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

INTERREG

Innovation and Environment – Regions of Europe Sharing Solutions (Series of EU-funded programmes to enable Europe’s regions to form partnerships and work together on common projects)

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IT

Information technology

IWRS

Integrated Water Resources Study

JNCC

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

LCCP

London Climate Change Partnership

LCLIP

Local Climate Impacts Profile

LCWO

Low Carbon West Oxford

LDF

Local Development Framework

LGA

Local Government Association

LGV

Light goods vehicle

LNV

Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality (Ministerie van Landbouw, Natuurbeheer en Voedselkwaliteit) (Netherlands)

LPA

Local Planning Authority

LSP

Local Strategic Partnership

LTP

Local Transport Plan

LULUCF

Land use, land-use change and forestry

M / m

Million

M&A

Mitigation and Adaptation

MACIS

Minimization of and adaptation to climate impacts on biodiversity (EU research programme)

MATISSE

Methods and tools for integrated sustainability assessment (EU research programme)

MBI

Market-based Instrument

MCA

Multi-criteria Analysis

MCCIP

Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership

MEA

Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

MMO

Marine Management Organisation

MONARCH

Modelling natural resources response to climate change (UK research programme)

MS, MSs

Member State/s

MtCO2

million tonnes of CO2

MuSCo

Municipal Service Company

MV&W
MVenW

Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (Ministerie van Verkeer en Waterstaat) (Netherlands)

MW

Megawatt

NAPA

National Adaptation Programme of Action

NCEA

Netherlands Commission for Environmental Assessment

NE

Natural England

NEN

National Ecological Network (Netherlands)

NENW

Natural Economy Office for the North West

NEPP

National Environmental Policy Plan (Netherlands)

NESTA

National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts

NGO

Non-governmental organisation

NI

National Indicator

NPS

National Policy Statement

NRM

Natural Resources Management

OC&W

Ministry of Education, Culture and Science ( Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap) (Netherlands)

ODPM

Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OECD/DAC

OECD Development Assistance Committee

OSPAR

Cooperation mechanism under which European governments and the EC protect the marine environment of the North East Atlantic

PA

Planning authority

PES

Payments for Ecosystem Services

PoM

Programme of Measures (under RBMPs)

POST

Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology

PPA

Planning Performance Agreement

PPG

Planning Policy Guidance Note

ppm

Parts per million

PPP

Policies, plans and programmes

PPS

Planning Policy Statement

PUSH

Partnership for Urban South Hampshire

R&D

Research and Development

RBD

River Basin District

RBMP

River Basin Management Plan

RCEP

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

RDA

Regional Development Agency

REAP

Rotterdam Energy Approach and Planning

REDD

Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation

RFC

Reasons for concern

RFRA

Regional Flood Risk Assessment

RIGS

Regionally Important Geological and Geomorphological Sites

RMU

Removal unit (under Kyoto Protocol)

RS

Regional Strategy

RSL

Registered Social Landlord

RSPB

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

RSS

Regional Spatial Strategy

RTCCP

Round Table on Climate Change and Poverty

RTPI

Royal Town Planning Institute

SA

Sustainability Appraisal

SAC

Special Area of Conservation (designated under EC Habitats Directive)

SAP

Standard Assessment Procedure

SAR

Second Assessment Report (IPCC)

SCORCHIO

Sustainable cities: options for responding to climate change impacts and outcomes (UK research programme)

SDC

Sustainable Development Commission

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SECCP

South East Climate Change Partnership

SECTORS

South East climate threats and opportunities (Research project for South East Climate Change Partnership)

SEDD

Scottish Executive Development Department

SEEPB

South East England Partnership Board

SEERA

South East England Regional Assembly

SEMBE

Sustainable Energy Management and the Built Environment (UK research programme)

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SES

Socio-economic Scenarios

SFRA

Strategic Flood Risk Assessment

SKCC

Sustaining knowledge for a changing climate (UK research programme)

SLR

Sea-level Rise

SMP

Shoreline Management Plan

SNACC

Suburban Neighbourhood Adaptation for a Changing Climate (UK research programme)

SNCI

Site of Nature Conservation Interest

SNIFFER

Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research

SPA

Special Protection Area (under EC Birds Directive)

SPKD

Spatial Planning Key Decision (Netherlands)

SRES

Special Report on Emissions Scenarios (IPCC report)

SSSI

Site of Special Scientific Interest

SuDS/SUDS

Sustainable (urban) drainage system/s

SWRDA

South West Regional Development Agency

TAR

Third Assessment Report (IPCC)

tCO2

Tonnes of CO2

TCPA

Town and Country Planning Association

TE2100

Thames Estuary 2100

TEEB

The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (EU research project)

TEN-T

Trans-European Network – Transport

UHI

Urban heat island

UKBAP

UK Biodiversity Action Plan

UKBP

UK Biodiversity Partnership

UKCIP

UK Climate Impacts Programme

UKCP09

UK Climate Projections 2009

UK-GBC

UK Green Building Council

UNCED

UN Conference on Environment and Development

UNDP

UN Development Programme

UNEP

UN Environment Programme

UNFCCC

UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

VIBAT

Visioning and Backcasting for Transport Policy

VINEX

Part 4 of 1993 Netherlands Spatial Planning Key Decision
(Vierde Nota over de Ruimtelijke Ordening Extra) VROM policy document

VROM

Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment (Ministerie van Volkshuisvesting, Ruimtelijke Ordening en Milieu) (Netherlands)

WA / WAG

Welsh Assembly / Government

WCED

World Conference on Environment and Development

WCS

Water Cycle Study

WFD

Water Framework Directive

WG

Working Group

WLMP

Water Level Management Plan

WMO

World Meteorological Organisation

WRI

World Resources Institute

WRMP

Water Resources Management Plan

WWF

Worldwide Fund for Nature