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Terms & Synonyms

Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

Contents

Interpretations and Explanations

Glossary of Terms and Short Descriptions

Acid Rain

Acidification

Adaptation activities

Agenda 21 (GEF)

The Assembly (GEF)

Aridification

Associated project

Baseline

Biodiversity

Biotechnology

Block A Grant (GEF)

Block B Grant (GEF)

Block C Grant (GEF)

Bretton Woods Institutions

Capacity Building

Carrying Capacity

Catalyzing

Chief Executive Officer(CEO)

Chlorofluorocarbons(CFC's)

Civil Society

Co-Funding or Co-Financing

Complementarity

Complementary Activities

Concept Paper

Conference of the Parties (CoP)

Convention

Convention on Biological Diversity(CBD)

The Council (GEF)

Cost-Effective

Cost Sharing

Cost Recovery

Country Driven

Deforestation

Desertification

Domestic benefits

Earth Summit

Ecological Impact

Economic instruments

Ecosystem

Ecosystem approach

Eligibility Country

Endangered species

Enabling activities

Environment

Executing Agency

Executive Coordinator

Focal Area (GEF)

Focal Point, Operational (GEF)

Focal point, National (GEF)

Framework Convention

Framework Convention on Climate Change(FCCC)

Free-standing project

Full Project Grants

GEF (GEF)

GEFDOC(GEF Document) (GEF)

GEFOP -- GEF Operations Committee

Genetic engineering

Geographic Information System(GIS)

Global Benefits

Global Commons

Global Environment

Global environmental benefits

Global warming

Greenhouse effect

Greenhouse gases

Group of Eight (G-8)

Group of 77

Habitat

Hazardous Substance

Hazardous Waste

Implementing Agencies(IAs)

Implementation Plan

Incremental cost

Institutional building

Integrated Pest Management(IPM)

International financial institutions

International waters (GEF)

Instrument of the Restructured GEF

Investment projects

IWRM

Joint implementation(JI)

Kyoto Protocol

Land degradation (GEF)

Leveraging

Logical Framework Approach (Log Frame)

Mainstreaming

Medium-Size Grants (MSG) (GEF)

MDGs

Mitigation measures (short- and long-term)

Monitoring

Monitoring and Evaluation(M&E)

Montreal Protocol

Multilateral

National Appropriation

Non-governmental Organization (NGO)

Non-Point Source

Operational Strategy (OS) (GEF)

Operational Principles:

Operational Programs(OP) (GEF)

Ozone(O3)

Ozone depletion

Ozone Layer

Participants

PCB

PDF Grants (GEF)

Persistent Pesticides

Pilot Phase

Polluter Pays Principle(PPP)

Pollution

Precautionary principle

Portfolio(The)

Project Brief

Project Cycle

Project Document

Project funding

Project Development and Preparation Facility(PDF) (GEF)

Project Implementation Review(PIR) (GEF)

Project outcomes

Protected area

Protocol

Public involvement (GEF)

Regional project

Renewable energy

Resource Allocation Framework

Root Causes

Salinization

The Secretariat (GEF)

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP)

Short-term response measures

Small Grants Programme

Stakeholder

Standards

Strategic Considerations

Stratosphere

Sustainability

Sustainable development

Sustainable use

Targeted research

Technical assistance projects

Technology transfer

Toxic Substance

Trust Fund

The Trustee

Ultraviolet Rays

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED)

User Pays Principle (UPP)

Waterlogging

Water Governance

Water Scarcity

WSS




External Links

From Wikipedia:

International Waters

Water

Water cycle

Aquifer

Online Glossary of Terms

EPAEDIA (by the European Environment Agency)

Joint Monitoring Programme: Definitions for access to water and sanitation

FAO’s Online Land and Water Glossary of Terms

The European Union’s Water Framework Directive Glossary of Terms

IWMI (International Water Management Institute): glossary of terms

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References

Glossary WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also

Glossary

External Resources

Attachments

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