UNEP EMISSIONS GAP REPORT
UNEP EMISSIONS GAP REPORT
 

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Acronyms

AAU Assigned Amount Unit
BECCS Bio-Energy combined with Carbon Capture and Storage
CCS Carbon Capture and Storage
CDM Clean Development Mechanism
CO2e Carbon dioxide equivalent

For the purpose of this report, greenhouse gas emissions are the sum of the basket of greenhouse gases listed in Annex A of the Kyoto Protocol, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent. The carbon dioxide equivalent of the various gases is computed by using the global warming potentials published in the Second IPCC Assessment Report.
COP Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
GDP Gross Domestic Product
Gt Gigatonne (1 billion metric tonnes)
IAM Integrated Assessment Model
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
LULUCF Land Use, Land-Use Change and Forestry
Mt Megatonne (1 million metric tonnes)
RCPs Representative Concentration Pathways
UNFCCC UN Framework Convention on Climate Change