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The following is a list of acronyms from the health and climate change field:


ACS American Cancer Society
AIDS Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
APF Adaptation Policy Framework
AVHRR Advanced Very High-Resolution Radiometer
AWG-LCA Ad Hoc Working Group on Long-Term Cooperative Action
BoD Burden of disease
BSE Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy
BTV Bluetongue virus
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CC Climate change
CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CER Certified emission reduction
CH4 Methane
CIESIN Center for International Earth Science Information Network
CO Carbon monoxide
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COP Conference of Parties
COSMIC Country Specific Model for Intertemporal Climate – Computer Software
CVD Cardiovascular disease
DALY Disability-adjusted life year
DHF Dengue hemorrhagic fever
ENSO El Nino-Southern Oscillation
ESM Earth System Model
FAO Food and Agricultural Organization
GBD Global burden of disease
GCM General Circulation Model
DGP Gross domestic product
GEF Global Environment Facility
GHF Greenhouse gas
GIS Geographic Information System
GLOF Glacial lake outburst flood
HIA Health  Impact Assessment
HIV Human Immunodeficiency Virus
HPAI Highly pathogenic avian influenza
ICD-10 International Classification of Diseases − 10th Edition
ICESCR International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
ICIMOD International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development
IFPRI International Food Policy Research Institute
IFRC International Federation of the Red Cross
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
ISDR International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
JE Japanese encephalitis
LAP Length of growing period
MARA/ARMA Mapping malarial risk in Africa
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MEA Multilateral environmental agreement
MIASMA Modeling Framework for the Health Impact Assessment of Man-Induced Atmospheric Changes
MPH Miles per hour
NAO North Atlantic Oscillation
NAPA National Adaptation Program of Action
NCAR National Center for Atmospheric Research
NCD Noncommunicable disease
NDVI Normalized Difference Vegetative Index
NO2 Nitrogen dioxide
NOx Nitrous oxides
NWP Nairobi Work Program
NYC New York City
O2 Oxygen
O3 Ozone
OCHA United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development
PAR Population at risk
Pb Lead
PDSI Palmer Drought Severity Index
PM Particulate matter
ppb Parts-per-billion
ppm Parts-per-million
PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
RVF Rift Valley Fever
SBI Subsidiary Body for Implementation
SBSTA Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice
SEA South-East Asia
SEARO South-East Asia Regional Office
SIDS Small island developing states
SO2 Sulfur dioxide
SOI Southern Oscillation Index
SRES Standardized Reference Emission Scenarios
SST Sea surface temperature
UKMO United Kingdom Meteorological Office
UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDP United Nations Development Programme
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UN-OHCHR United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
UVR Ultraviolet radiation
VBD Vector-borne disease
VBZ Vector-borne zoonose
VOC Volatile organic compound
WHA World Health Assembly
WHD World Health Day
WHO World Health Organization
WMO World Meteorological Organization
WNV West Nile Virus
YLL Years of life lost


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