Appendixes | Acronyms and abbreviations

State of the Environment 2011 Committee. Australia state of the environment 2011.
Independent report to the Australian Government Minister for Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
Canberra: DSEWPaC, 2011.

Appendixes

Acronyms and abbreviations

AAD
Australian Antarctic Division
AAT
Australian Antarctic Territory
AAQ
Ambient Air Quality (for NEPM)
AATB
Assessment of Australian Terrestrial Biodiversity
ABARES
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences
ABS
Australian Bureau of Statistics
ACIUCN
Australian Committee of the International Union for Conservation of Nature
ACLUMP
Australian Collaborative Land Use and Management Program
ACT
Australian Capital Territory
ADC forum
Australian Davos Connection
ADR
Australian Design Rules
AFMA
Australian Fisheries Management Authority
AHC
Australian Heritage Council
ANZECC
Australian and New Zealand Environment and Conservation Council
APFZ
Antarctic Polar Frontal Zone
AQI
Air Quality Index
ARENA
Australian Renewable Energy Agency
ARMCANZ
Agricultural and Resource Management Council of Australia and New Zealand
ATSIHP Act
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage Protection Act 1984
ASRIS
Australian Soil Resource Information System
AUSRIVAS
Australian River Assessment Scheme
AVG
abalone viral ganglioneuritis
BITRE
Bureau of Transport, Infrastructure and Regional Economics
BoM
Bureau of Meteorology
BRS
Bureau of Rural Sciences
CAPAD
Collaborative Australian Protected Area Database
CAR
comprehensiveness, adequacy and representativeness
CBD
Convention on Biological Diversity
CCAMLR
Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCP
Cities for Climate Protection
CEED
Centre of Excellence for Environmental Decisions
CEFC
Clean Energy Finance Corporation
CERF
Commonwealth Environment Research Facilities (succeeded by NERP)
CFCs
chlorofluorocarbons
COAG
Council of Australian Governments
CPRS
Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme
CSG
coal seam gas
CSIRO
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
DAFF
Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
DCC
Department of Climate Change
DCCEE
Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency
DEC
Department of Environment and Conservation (Western Australia)
DEH
Department of Environment and Heritage
DERM
Department of Environment and Resource Management (Queensland)
DEWHA
Department of Environment, Heritage, Water and the Arts
DEWR
Department of the Environment and Water Resources
DPI
Department of Primary Industries (NSW, Qld)
DPIPWE
(Tasmanian) Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
DSEWPaC
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
EA
Environment Australia
EEZ
Economic Exclusion Zone
ENSO
El Niño Southern Oscillation
EPA
Environment Protection Agency (Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania)
EPBC (Act)
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999
EPHC
Environment Protection Heritage Council
ETS
Emissions Trading Scheme
ETS
environmental tobacco smoke
FARWH
National Framework for the Assessment of River and Wetland Health
FTE
full-time equivalent
GAB
Great Artesian Basin
GABSI
Great Artesian Basin Sustainability Initiative
GDP
Gross Domestic Product
GBRMP(A)
Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (Authority)
GESMF
Guidelines for the Ecologically Sustainable Management of Fisheries
GHG
greenhouse gas
GL
gigalitre
GVP
Gross Value of Production
HCOANZ
Heritage Chairs and Officials of Australia and New Zealand
IAC
Indigenous Advisory Committee
IAG - Salinity
Independent Audit Group for Salinity
IBRA
Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation of Australia
ICLEI
International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives
ICOMOS
International Council on Monuments and Sites
IGR
Intergenerational report (2010)
IMOS
Integrated Marine Observing System
IPA
Indigenous Protected Area
IPCC
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IUCN
International Union for the Conservation of Nature
IUU (fishing)
Illegal, unreported or unregulated (fishing)
JANIS
Joint ANZECC/MCFFA NFPS Implementation Sub-Committee
kL
kilolitre
LPG
Liquified Petroleum Gas
MCFFA
Ministerial Council on Forestries, Fisheries and Aquaculture
MDB
Murray-Darling Basin
MIG
Montreal Process Implementation Group
MIL
monitoring investigation level (for NEPM)
MLDRIN
Murray Lower Darling Rivers Indigenous Nations
ML
megalitre
MPA
Marine Protected Area
MTI
Marine Trophic Index
MVG
Major Vegetation Group (of NVIS)
NAF
National Adaptation Framework
NAQD
National Air Quality Database
NBAN
Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations
NCH
Natural and cultural heritage (indicators)
NEPC
National Environment Protection Council
NEPM
National Environment Protection Measures
NERP
National Environmental Research Program
NFPS
National Forest Policy Statement
NIMPIS
National Introduced Marine Pest Information System
NHT
National Heritage Trust
NILS
National Indigenous Languages Survey
NLWRA
National Land and Water Resources Audit
NPI
National Pollution Inventory
NRM
natural resource management
NRMMC
Natural Resource Management Ministerial Council
NRS
National Reserve System
NRSMPA
National Representative System of Marine Protected Areas
NSW
New South Wales
NT
Northern Territory
NVIS
National Vegetation Information System
NWI
National Water Initiative
NWQMS
National Water Quality Management Strategy
ODS
ozone depleting substances
OECD
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
pH
potential of hydrogen (measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution)
POP
persistent organic pollutant
Qld
Queensland
RET
Renewable Energy Target
RMIT
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
RNE
Register of the National Estate
SA
South Australia
SCAR
Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research
SCEW
COAG Standing Council on Environment and Water
SoE
State of the Environment
SST
sea surface temperature
Tas
Tasmania
THC
Tasmanian Heritage Council
THR
Tasmanian Heritage Register
UNCLOS
United Nations Convention on Law of the Sea
UNEP
United Nations Environment Program
UNESCO
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
US EPA
United States Environmental Protection Agency
UV, UVB
ultraviolet radiation
VAST
Vegetation Assets, States and Transition
Vic
Victoria
VOC
volatile organic compound
WA
Western Australia
WMO
World Meteorological Organization
WoNS
Weeds of National Significance