ACSYS - Arctic Climate System Study
AGU - American Geophysical Union
AIACC - Assessment of Impacts and Adaptations to Climate Change in Multiple Regions and Sectors
APN - Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research
AUSAID - Australian Agency for International Development

BAHC - Biosphere Aspects of the Hydrological Cycle
BMBF - German Ministry for Education and Research

CIDA - Canadian International Development Agency
CIESEN - Center for International Earth Science Information NetworkCIPEC – Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change
CIRA - Center for Integrated Regional Assessment
CLIVAR - Climate Variability and Predictability Research Programme
CSIRO - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)

DIVERSITAS - An Integrated Programme of Biodiversity Science

EC - European Commission
ECOWAS - Economic Community of West African States
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency (USA)
ETFRN - European Tropical Forest Research Network

FORUM - Forum on Science and Technology for Sustainability

GAIM - Global Analysis, Interpretation, and Modelling
GAME - GEWEX Asia Monsoon Experiment
GAW - Global Atmosphere Watch
GCOS - Global Climate Observation System
GCP - Global Carbon Project
GCTE - Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystem
GECAFS - Global Environmental Change and Food Systems
GECP-Africa - Global Environmental Change Program in Africa
GECHS - Global Environmental Change and Human Security
GEF - Global Environment Facility
GEWEX - Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment
GFMC - Global Fire Monitoring Center
GIWA - Global International Waters Assessment
GLOBEC - Global Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics
GLOWA - Global Change in the Hydrological Cycle
GOFC-GOLD - Global Observation for Forest & Land Cover Dynamics
GOOS - Global Ocean Observation System
GHG Online - GreenHouse Gas Online
GTOS - Global Terrestrial Observing Systems

IAI - Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research
IAMAS - International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences
IASC - International Arctic Science Committee
ICSU - International Council of Scientific Unions
ICTP - International Center for Theoretical Physics
IDEAL - International Decade for the East African Lakes
IDEGC - Institutional Dimensions of Global Environmental Change IFS – International Foundation for Science
IGAC - International Global Atmospheric Chemistry
IGBP - International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme
IGES - Institute for Global Environmental Studies
IGFA - International Group of Funding Agencies
IHDP - International Human Dimensions Programme of Global Environmental Change
IIASA - International Institute for Applied System Analysis
INI - International Nitrogen Initiative
INQUA - International Union for Quaternary Research
IOC - Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
IPCC - Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (UN)
IRI - International Research Institute for Climate and Society
IRRI - International Rice Research Institute
ISSC - International Social Science Council
ISTS - Initiative on Science and Technology for Sustainability

JGOFS - Joint Global Ocean Flux Study

LIPI - The Indonesian Institute of Science
LOICZ - Land Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zones
LUCC - Land Use Land Cover Change

MED - START’s Mediterranean Regional Network
MEDIAS - Regional Research Network for the Mediterranean Basin and Subtropical Africa
MIOMBO - Cooperative Research Initiative into the Causes and Consequences of Land-Use and Land-Cover Change in the Miombo Ecosystems of South Central Africa
MRI - Mountain Research Initiative
MAIRS - Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study

NASA - National Aeronautic and Space Administration (USA)
NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research (USA)
NIH - National Institutes of Health (USA)
NIOO - Netherlands National Institute of Ecology
NIES - National Institutes for Environmental Studies (Japan)
NIOZ - Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
NORAD - Norwegian Agency for Development and Cooperation
NPL - National Physical Laboratory (India)
NSF - National Science Foundation (USA)

OCE - START Oceania Regional Network
OGP - Office of Global Programs (NOAA)

PASS - Pan-African START Secretariat
PAGES - Past Global Changes
PEP III - The Afro-European Transect (PAGES)

SAFARI 2000 - Southern African Regional Science Initiative 2000
SARCS - Southeast Asia Regional Committee for START
SCAR - Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research
SciDev.Net - News, views and information about science, technology and development.
SCOR - Scientific Committee on Ocean Research
SEA - START’s Southeast Asia Regional Network
SOLAS - Surface Ocean Lower Atmosphere Study
SPARC - Stratospheric Processes and their Role in Climate
SPREP - South Pacific Regional Environment Programme
SEI - Stockholm Environmental Institute

TEA - START’s Temperate East Asia Regional Network
TOGA - Tropical Ocean and Global Atmosphere
TWAS - The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World

UN - United Nations
UNU - United Nations University
UNCED - United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (also known as the Earth Summit)
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNEP - Untied Nations Environment Programme
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
USAID - United States Agency for International Development
USP - University of the South Pacific
USCSP - United States Country Studies Program
USCCP - United States Climate Change Program
USGCRP - United States Global Change Research Program
US NSF - United States National Science Foundation

WCRP - World Climate Research Programme
WCS – Albertine Rift Climate Change Assessment
WMO - World Meteorological Organization
WOCE - World Ocean Circulation Experiment
WOTRO - The Netherlands Foundation for the Advancement of Tropical Research
WWF - World Wildlife Fund