Acronyms

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ADB Asian Development Bank
AFD Agence Française de Développement (French Development Agency)
AfDB African Development Bank
AFR Africa Region
AAU Assigned Amount Units
ASTAE Asia Sustainable and Alternative Energy Program
BIPV Building-Integrated Photovoltaic
BNPP Bank Netherlands Partnership Program
BOT Build-Operate-Transfer model
CO2 Carbon Dioxide
CAIT Climate Analysis Indicators Tool
CAS Country Assistance Strategy
CCDP Climate Change for Development Professionals
CCF Climate Change Fund
CCMG Climate Change Management Group
CCRIF Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility
CCS Carbon Captive Storage
CDG Carbon Delivery Guarantee
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CE Clean Energy
CEA Country Environmental Analysis
CEFPF Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility
CEIF Clean Energy for Development Investment Framework
CER Certified Emissions Reductions
CF Carbon Finance
CFL Compact Fluorescent Lamps
CFU Carbon Finance Unit
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CIF Climate Investment Funds
CMI Carbon Market Initiative
COP Conference of the Parties
CPF Carbon Partnership Facility
CPS Country Partnership Strategies
CSO Civil Society Organization
CTF Clean Technology Fund
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DAC Development Assistance Committee
DEC Development Economics Vice Presidency (of the World Bank)
DFID UK Department for International Development
DPL Development Policy Loan
DMCs Developing Member Countries
EAP East Asia and Pacific Region
EBRD European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
EC European Commission
ECA Europe and Central Asia Region
EE Energy Efficiency
EIA Energy Information Administration, US Department of Energy
EIT Economy in Transition
ESMAP Energy Sector Management Assistance Program
EU ETS European Union Emissions Trading Scheme
EUR Euro currency
FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
FCPF Forest Carbon Partnership Facility
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GDP Gross Domestic Product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GFDRR Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery
GHG Greenhouse Gas
GIS Green Investment Schemes
GNI Gross National Income
GoM Government of Mexico
GPG Global Public Goods
GWMATE Groundwater Management Advisory Team
HFA Hyogo Framework for Action
HLCP High-level Committee on Programs
IADB Inter-American Development Bank
IBRD International Bank for Reconstruction and Development
ICI International Climate Initiative of Germany
IDA International Development Association
IEA International Energy Agency
IEG Independent Evaluation Group
IFC International Finance Corporation
IFCA Indonesian Forest Climate Alliance
IFI International Financial Institution
IFRC International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies
IGCC Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPP Independent Power Producer
ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
ITA Investment Tax Allowance
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JBIC Japan Bank for International Cooperation
JI Joint Implementation
LAC Latin America and the Caribbean Region
LDC Least Developed Country
LDCF Least Developed Countries Fund
LULUCF Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry
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MDB Multilateral Development Bank
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MENA Middle East and North Africa Region
MER Market Exchange Rate
MICs Middle-Income Countries
MIGA Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
NAPA National Adaptation Programs of Action
NCCS National Climate Change Strategy
NEPAD The New Partnership for Africa’s Development
NGO Non-governmental Organization
ODA Overseas Development Assistance
OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
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PCF Prototype Carbon Fund
PFD Project Framework Document
PHRD Policy and Human Resources Development
PIF Project Identification Form
PIN Project Idea Note
PPM Part Per Million
PPCR Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
PPP Purchasing Power Parity
PREM Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network
PRSP Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
PV Solar Photovoltaic
R & D Research and Development
RDB Regional Development Bank
RE Renewable Energy
RE/EE Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency
REDD Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation
RESCO Renewable Energy Services Company
R-PIN Readiness Plan Idea Note
SAR South Asia Region
SCCF Special Climate Change Fund
SCF Strategic Climate Fund
SDLP Sustainable Development Leadership Program
SEA Strategic Environmental Assessment
SMEs Small & Medium Size Enterprises
SPA GEF Strategic Priority to Pilot an Operational Approach to AdaptationÂ
SSA Sub-Saharan Africa Region
STAP Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel
SWAT Sanitation, Hygiene, and Wastewater Advisory Service
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TA Technical Assistance
TF Trust Fund
TFESSD Trust Fund for Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development
UN United Nations
UNDESA United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNICEF United Nations Children’s Fund
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UNIDO United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNISDR United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
US DOE United States Department of Energy
VPUs Vice-Presidential Units
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WB World Bank
WBG World Bank Group
WDI World Development Indicators
WDR World Development Report
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WRI World Resources Institute
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