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