Freier Zugang
List of Acronyms
ACE

Action for Climate Empowerment

AR4

IPCC’s Fourth Assessment Report

AR5

IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report

ATAG

Air Transport Action Group

CBA

Cost-Benefit-Analysis

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CCU

Carbon Capture and Utilization

CDR

Carbon Dioxide Removal

CEO

Chief Executive Officer

CH4

methane

CIEL

Centre for International Environmental Law

CO2

carbon dioxide

CO2eq

carbon dioxide equivalent

CORSIA

Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation

DESA

Department of Economic and Social Affairs

DRV

Deutscher Reiseverband [German Travel Association]

EC

European Commission

ECA

Emission Control Areas

EEA

European Economic Area

EU

European Union

EU ETS

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

GAP on ESC

Global Action Program on Education for Sustainable Development

GDP

Gross domestic product

GHG

Greenhouse gases

GMST

Global Mean Surface Temperature

Gt

Gigatons [unit]

HDI

Human Development Index

IAEA

International Atomic Energy Agency

IATA

International Air Transport Association

ICAO

International Civil Aviation Organization

ICS

International Chamber of Shipping

IEA

International Energy Agency

IMO

International Marine Organization

INDCs

Intended Nationally Determined Contributions

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LDC

Least Developed Countries

LEL

Lower Explosive Limit

LLDC

Landlocked Developing Countries

LOSC

UN Law of the Sea Convention

MCC

Mercator Research Institute on Global Commons and Climate Change

MEP

Member of the European Parliament

MEPC

Marine Environmental Protection Committee

micro-CHP

Micro combined heat and power

MP

Member of the Parliament

MRO

Maintenance, repair and overhaul services

MSC

Marine Stewardship Council

MW

megawatt [unit]

N2O

dinitrogen monoxide

NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NAZCA

Non-State Actor Zone for Climate Action

NDCs

Nationally Determined Contributions

NESS

Necessary element of a sufficient set

NGO

Non-governmental organization

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

PGC

Principle of Generic Consistency

ppm

parts per million [unit]

RCP

Representative Concentration Pathway

RF

Radiative Forcing

RTK

Revenue Ton Kilometres, measuring the share in international transport performances

SIDS

Small Island Developing States

SR15

IPCC’s Special Report on 1.5 degrees

SUV

Sport Utility Vehicle

t

tonne [unit]

TED

Technology, Entertainment, Design (e.g. talk or conference)

UAE

United Arab Emirates

UEL

Upper Explosive Level

UK

United Kingdom

UN

United Nations

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Program

UNEP

United Nations Environment Programme

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNFCCC

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

UNWTO

World Tourism Organization (Specialized Agency of the UN)

US

United States

VAT

Value added tax

vol%

volume percent or percentage by volume [unit]

WMO

World Meteorological Organization

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

Climate Change and Individual Moral Duties

A Plea for the Promotion of a Collective Solution