Acronyme Définition
AMO Atlantic multi-decadal oscillation
AO Arctic oscillation
AOSIS Alliance of small island states
APPC Acadian peninsula planning commission
BPC Beaubassin planning commission
CBA Cost-benefit analysis
CEGEP Collège d'enseignement général et professionnel (General and vocational college, Quebec)
CER Certified emissions reduction
CIAT Comité interministériel pour l’aménagement du territoire (Interministerial committee on land planning, Haiti)
CO2 Carbon dioxide
COP Conference of the parties to the UNFCCC
CURA Community university research alliance
CZRI Coastal zone research institute (New Brunswick)
DEM Digital elevation model
DFO Department of fisheries and oceans (Canada)
DIACT Délégation interministérielle à l’aménagement et à la compétitivité des territoires (Interministerial delegation for territorial planning and competitiveness, France)
DROM Départements et Régions d’Outre-mer (Overseas department and territories, France)
EEZ Exclusive economic zone
ENSO El Niño Southern oscillation
EPS Extruded polystyrene
FADP Fish aggregating device
FAO United Nation food and agriculture organisation
FEMA Federal emergency management agency (USA)
GCM General circulation model
GDP Gross domestic product
GEF Global environmental facility
GHG Greenhouse gas
GIS Geographical information system
GPS Global positioning system
HDI Human development index
ICZM Integrated coastal zone management
IGN Institut national de l’information géographique (National institute for geographical information, France)
INSEE Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques (National institute for statistics and economic studies, France)
IPCC Intergovernmental panel on climate change
LDC Least developed country
LiDAR Light detection and ranging
LSD Local service district (New Brunswick)
MARNDR Ministère de l'agriculture, des ressources naturelles et du développement rural (Ministry of agriculture, natural resources and rural development, Haiti)
MCDA Multicriteria decision aid
MCQ Multiple choice questionnaire
MDDEP Ministère du développement durable et de l’environnement (Environment ministry, Quebec)
MDG Millennium development goals
MEDD Ministère de l’environnement et du développement durable (Environment ministry, France)
MEGF Method of evaluation by group facilitation
MOP Meeting of the parties to the Kyoto protocol
MPA Marine protected area
NAMA Nationally adapted mitigation action
NAO North Atlantic oscillation
NAPA National adaptation plan of action
NB New Brunswick
NGO Non governmental organisation
NIS National implementation strategy of the UNFCCC
NMCA National marine conservation areas (Canada)
NMP Natural marine park
NOAA National oceanographic and atmospheric administration (USA)
OECD Organisation for economic cooperation and development
PAR Participative action research
PPCR Pilot programme for climate resilience
PPRn Plans de prévention des risques naturels prévisibles (Prevention plan for foreseeable natural risks, France)
PSS Plan de surfaces submersibles (floodland mapping, France)
RACP Regional adaptation collaborative program (Canada)
RCM Regional county municipality (Quebec)
SCCF Special climate change fund
SCOT Schéma de cohérence territorial (Territorial coherence scheme, France)
SD Sustainable development
SMVM Schéma de mise en valeur de la mer (Marine enhancement scheme, France)
UNDP United Nations development programme
UNEP United Nations environmental programme
UNESCO United Nations education, science and culture organisation
UNFCCC United Nations framework convention on climate change
UVED Université virtuelle en environnement et développement (Virtual university in environment and development, France)
ZIP Zone d’intervention prioritaire (Priority intervention zone, Quebec)