Glossary

AA

Assessment of Assessments

AC

Advisory Council.

ADB

Asian Development Bank

APFED

Asia-Pacific Forum for Environment and Development

APR

Asia-Pacific Region

ASBP

Aral Sea Basin Programme

BD

CAREC Board of Directors

CAI

Central Asian Initiative for Sustainable Development

CAREC

Regional Environmental Centre for Central Asia

CAWG

Central Asian Working Group

CC

Climate Change

CEP

Committee on Environmental Policy

EAP TF

Environmental Action Plan Task Force

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC

European Commission

EE

Energy Efficiency

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

ESD

Education for Sustainable Development

EU

European Union

EUCCA

Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia

GEF

Global Environmental Facility

HQ

Headquarters

IBB

Ili-Balkhash Basin

ICSD

Intergovernmental Commission for Sustainable Development in Central Asia

ICWC

Interstate Commission for Water Coordination of Central Asia

IFAS

International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea

IT

Information Technologies

IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature

IWRM

Integrated Water Resources Management

KAPUR

Kazakh Association of Nature Users for Sustainable Development

LEAP

Local Environmental Action Plan

MEP

Ministry for Environmental Protection.

MES RK

Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Kazakhstan

NEAP

National Environmental Action Plan

NGO

Non-Governmental Organization

OSCE

Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe

PES

Payment for Ecosystem Services

PO

Public Organization

SD

Sustainable Development

SGP GEF

Small Grants Programme of the Global Environmental Facility

SPNT

Specially Protected Natural Territories

TWRM

Transboundary Water Resources Management

UN

United Nations

UNCSD

United Nations Commission for Sustainable Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNECE

United Nations Economic Commission for Europe

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WB

World Bank