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Planning for a Sustainable Future:
A Federal Sustainable Development Strategy for Canada

Sustainable Development Office
Environment Canada

September 2010


Annex 6: List of acronyms

The following acronyms are frequently used throughout the chapters of the FSDS presented here for convenience:

CED:
Clean Energy Dialogue
CESD:
Commissioner for the Environment and Sustainable Development
CESI:
Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators
CSR:
Corporate Social Responsibility
DPR:
Departmental Performance Report
EMS:
Expenditure Management System
FCM:
Federation of Canadian Municipalities
FSDA:
Federal Sustainable Development Act
FSDS:
Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
FTE:
Full Time Equivalent
IPCC:
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
OECD:
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
PM2.5:
Particulate Matter
PRI:
Policy Research Initiative
RPP:
Report on Plans and Priorities
SCP:
Sustainable patterns of Consumption and Production
SD:
Sustainable Development
SDO:
Sustainable Development Office
SEA:
Strategic Environmental Assessment
SMART:
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound
TBS:
Treasury Board Secretariat

The following acronyms are used within Annexes 1 through 4 to specify those federal organizations that lead, or share the accountability for, the implementation strategies identified in support of the targets.

AAFC -
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
ACOA -
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
CFIA -
Canada Food Inspection Agency
DEC -
Canada Economic Development Agency for the Regions of Quebec
DFAIT -
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade
DFO -
Department of Fisheries and Oceans
EC -
Environment Canada
FIN -
Finance Canada
HC -
Health Canada
HRSDC -
Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
IC -
Industry Canada
INAC -
Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
NRCan -
Natural Resources Canada
PC -
Parks Canada Agency
PWGSC -
Public Works and Government Services Canada
Stats Can -
Statistics Canada
TC -
ransport Canada
WD -
Western Economic Diversification

The following acronyms are frequently used throughout Annexes 1-4 and are presented here for convenience.

ACOA -
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
AOCs -
Areas of Concern
AQHI -
Air Quality Health Index
BCR -
Bird Conservation Region
BLIERS -
Base-Level Industrial Emission Requirements
BMP -
Beneficial Management Practices
CAAQS -
Canadian Ambient Air Quality Standards
CAC -
Criteria Air Contaminants
CAEP -
Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection
CAMS -
Comprehensive Air Management System
CARA -
Clean Air Regulatory Agenda
CBWM -
Community-Based Water Monitor
CCME -
Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
CCS -
Carbon Capture and Storage
CEPA 1999 -
Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999
CESI -
Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators
CITES -
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMA -
Census Metropolitan Area
COSEWIC -
Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada
CSR -
Corporate Social Responsibility
DISO -
Departmental Individual Standing Offer
EEE -
electronic and electrical equipment
EHO -
Environmental Health Officer
FCSAP -
Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan
FSDA -
Federal Sustainable Development Act
GCDWQ -
Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality
GHG -
Greenhouse Gases
GLSF -
Great Lakes Sustainability Fund
GLWQA -
Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
HFCs -
hydrofluorocarbons
ICAO -
International Civil Aviation Organization
IFIT -
Investment in Forest Industry Transformation
IMO -
International Maritime Organization
LMI -
Labour Market Information
LRTAP -
Long Range Transboundary Air Pollutants
LSCUF -
Lake Simcoe Clean-Up Fund
MBSs -
Migratory Bird Sanctuaries
MEF -
Major Economies Forum
MOU -
Memorandum of Understanding
NAHARP -
National Agri-Environmental Health Analysis and Reporting Program
NAWMP -
North American Waterfowl Management Plan
NCGAVS -
National Carbon Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Verification System
NOx -
Nitrogen Oxide
NPRI -
National Pollutant Release Inventory
NWAs -
National Wildlife Areas
NWT -
Northwest Territories
PERD -
Program on Energy Research and Development
PM -
Particulate Matter
REDD -
Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation
RENEW -
National Recovery Program
SARA -
Species At Risk Act
SLCF -
Short Lived Climate Forcers
SMART -
Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time Bound
UNECE -
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNFCCC -
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
VOCs -
Volatile Organic Compounds
WEBs -
Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices

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