List of shortened forms

ABARE Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics

ABS Australian Bureau of Statistics

ACCESS Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator

ACIAR Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research

APEC Asia–Pacific Economic Cooperation

BoM Bureau of Meteorology

CCS carbon capture and storage

CDM Clean Development Mechanism

CFCs chlorofluorocarbons

CO2-e carbon dioxide equivalent

CO2CRC Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies

CSIRO Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

DCC Department of Climate Change

GDP gross domestic product

GEF Global Environment Facility

GGAS New South Wales Greenhouse Gas Reduction Scheme

GIAM global integrated assessment model

GNP gross national product

GTEM global trade and environment model

HCFCs hydrochlorofluorocarbons

IEA International Energy Agency

IMF International Monetary Fund

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

LNG liquefied natural gas

LUCF land use, land-use change and forestry

MMRF Monash Multi Regional Forecasting

MRET Mandatory Renewable Energy Target

NEMMCO National Electricity Market Management Company

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPEC Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries

R&D research and development

SRES Special Report on Emissions Scenarios of the IPCC

UNFCCC United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

WTO World Trade Organization

Units of measurement

Gt gigatonne (one billion metric tonnes)

kWh kilowatt hour

Mt megatonne (one million metric tonnes)

MWh megawatt hour

PJ petajoule (1015 joules)

ppb parts per billion

ppm parts per million

TJ terajoule (1012 joules)

TWh terawatt hour