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close this bookEnvironmentally-Induced Population Displacements and Environmental Impacts Resulting from Mass Migrations (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) / Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados (ACNUR), 1996, 128 p.)
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List of Acronyms Used Throughout the Book

Arcinfo:

A brand name for a software programme of processing computer images

AVHRR NOAA:

Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer

CARE:

A US based Non-Governmental Agency

CFC:

Chlorofluorocarbon

DHA:

The Department of Humanitarian Affairs

EIA:

Environmental Impact Assessment

ERDA:

A brand name for a software programme of processing computer images

FAO:

The Food and Agricultural Organization

FEWS:

Famine Early Warning System

GEF:

The Global Environment Facility

GEWS:

The Global Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture

GIS:

Geographic Information Systems

GPS:

Global Positioning Systems

GTZ:

Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (The German Development Cooperation Agency)

IASC:

Inter-Agency Standing Committee

IDPs:

Internally Displaced Persons

IFAD:

The International Fund for Agricultural Development

IGO:

Inter-governmental Organization

IIED:

The International Institute for Environment and Development

IOM:

The International Organization for Migration

IUCN:

The World Conservation Union

Landsat TM:

Land Satellite Thematic Mapper

LWF:

The Lutheran World Federation

MOSS:

Marine Observation Satellite System

NCS:

National Conservation Strategies

NEAP:

National Environmental Action Plans

NGO

Non-governmental Organization

NVDI:

The Natural Vegetative Density Index

OECD:

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PCI:

Processing Computer Images

RPG:

The Refugee Policy Group

SPOT:

Satellite Probatoire d’Observation de la Terre

TFAP:

Tropical Forestry Action Plans.

UNCED:

United Nations Conference on Environment and Development

UNDP:

The United Nations Development Programme

UNEP:

The United Nations Environmental Programme

UNFPA:

The United Nations Fund for Population Activities

UNHCR:

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

USAID:

The United States Agency for International Development