Climate Change Acronyms

AMEG Arctic Methane Emergency Group

AMOC Atlantic meridional overturning circulation

AOSIS Alliance of Small Island States

CFCs Chlorofluorocarbons

COP Conference of the Parties

ELSO El Niñ0 Southern Oscillation

FAO Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

GHGs Greenhouse gases

HFC Hydrofluorocarbon

IGO Intergovernmental organizations

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

NDCs Nationally Determined Contributions

NGO Non-governmental organizations

NOAA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

OECD Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

SDG Sustainable Development Goals

SIDS Small Island Developing States

UNCCD United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WEF World Economic Forum

WHO World Health Organization

For a more extensive list of climate acronyms, please see the following UNFCCC resource:

UNFCCC Glossary of Climate Change Acronyms and Terms