Common acronyms

Acronyms starting with: A

AEB – Audit and Evaluation Branch

AFN – Assembly of First Nations

AIP – Agreement in Principle

AQMS – Air Quality Management System

ATIP – Access to Information and Privacy

Acronyms starting with: B

BIA – Budget Implementation Act

Acronyms starting with: C

CAP – Congress of Aboriginal Peoples

CaPSA – Canada’s Plastic Science Agenda

CBD – Convention on Biological Diversity

CCAC – Climate and Clean Air Coalition to Reduce Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

CCG – Canadian Coast Guard

CCME – Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment

CEAA – Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (now Impact Assessment Agency of Canada (IAAC)) – or – Canadian Environment Assessment Act (now the Impact Assessment Act (IAA))

CEC – Commission for Environmental Cooperation

CETA – Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

CFC – Chlorofluorocarbons

CEPA – Canadian Environmental Protection Act

CERA – Canadian Energy Regulator Act

CERIAA – Canada Emission Reduction Incentives Agency Act

CITES – Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife Flora and Fauna

CLRTAR – Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution

CNPA – Canadian National Parks Act

COP – Conference of the Parties

COSEWIC – Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada

CPTPP – Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

CR – Committee Recommendation

CSFB – Corporate Services and Finance Branch

CUSMA – Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement

CWA – Canadia Wildlife Act

CWS – Canadian Wildlife Service

Acronyms starting with: D

DoJ – Department of Justice

DFO – Department of Fisheries and Oceans

DMO – Deputy Minister’s Office

DP – Departmental Plan

DRR – Departmental Results Report

Acronyms starting with: E

EAs – Environmental Assessments (now called Impact Assessments (IAs))

EB – Enforcement Branch

ECCC – Environment and Climate Change Canada

EEA – Environmental Enforcement Act

ENEV – Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources

ENGOs – Environmental Non-Governmental Organizations

ENVI – House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Development

EPA – Environmental Protection Agency

EPB – Environmental Protection Branch

EU – European Union

EVAMPA – Environmental Violations Administrative Monetary Penalties Act

Acronyms starting with: F

FA – Fisheries Act

FCM – Federation of Canadian Municipalities

FIN – Finance Canada

FNACSAR – First Nations Advisory Committee on Species at Risk

FSDA – Federal Sustainable Development Act

FTA – Free Trade Agreement

FTP – Federal, Provincial and Territorial

Acronyms starting with: G

G7 – Group of 7

G20 – Group of 20

G&Cs – Grants and Contributions

GAC – Global Affairs Canada

GCA – Global Commission on Adaptation

GCF – Green Climate Fund

GGPPA – Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act

GHG – Greenhouse Gas

GIC – Governor in Council

GLWQA – Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

Acronyms starting with: H

HCFC – Hydro chlorofluorocarbons

HRB – Human Resources Branch

HSMA – Historic Sites and Monuments Act

Acronyms starting with: I

IAA – Impact Assessment Act

IAAC – Impact Assessment Agency of Canada

IAB – International Affairs Branch

ICC – Inuit Circumpolar Council

ICCT – International Council on Clean Transportation

IISD – International Institute for Sustainable Development

IJC – International Joint Commission

IPCA – Indigenous Protected and Conserved Area

IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IRIA – International River Improvements Act

ISO – International Standards Organization

ITK – Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Acronyms starting with: L

LSU – Legal Services Unit

Acronyms starting with: M

MBC – Migratory Birds Convention

MBCA – Migratory Birds Convention Act

MC – Memorandum to Cabinet

MIN – Minister or Ministerial

MINO – Minister’s Office

MNC – Métis National Council

MOU – Memorandum of Understanding

MSC – Meteorological Service of Canada

MtM – Memorandum to Minister

MWA – Marine Wildlife Areas

Acronyms starting with: N

NAAEC – North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation

NACOSAR – National Aboriginal Council on Species at Risk

NAFTA – North American Free Trade Agreement

NERP – Nitrous Oxide Emission Reduction Protocol

NIO – National Indigenous Organizations

NIR – National Indigenous Representatives

NRCan – Natural Resources Canada

NSCA – Nuclear Safety and Control Act

NTI – Nunavut Tunngavik Inc.

NWA – National Wildlife Areas

NWAC – Native Women’s Association of Canada

NWWA – National Wildlife Week Act

Acronyms starting with: O

ODS – ozone-depleting substances

OECD – Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OiC – Order in Council

Acronyms starting with: P

PCA – Parks Canada Agency

PCAA – Parks Canada Agency Act

PCF – Pan-Canadian Framework

PCFIO – Pan-Canadian Framework Implementation Office

PCO – Privy Council Office

PIAMSB – Public and Indigenous Affairs and Ministerial Services Branch

PMB – Private Members Bill

POGG – Peace, Order and Good Government

POPs – Persistent Organic Pollutants

PT – Provincial and Territorial

Acronyms starting with: Q

QP Card – Question Period Card

Acronyms starting with: R

RD – Record of Decision

Acronyms starting with: S

SARA – Species at Risk Act

SARAC – Species at Risk Advisory Committee

SCC – Standards Council of Canada

SDGs – Sustainable Development Goals

SEA – Strategic Environmental Assessment

SJCSR – Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations

SLCPs – Short-Lived Climate Pollutants

SPB – Strategic Policy Branch

STB – Science and Technology Branch

Acronyms starting with: T

TBS – Treasury Board Secretariat

TB Sub – Treasury Board Submission

Acronyms starting with: U

UNCBD – United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity

UNEA – United Nations Environment Assembly

UNEP – United Nations Environment Program

UNFCCC – United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

Acronyms starting with: V

VOCs – Volatile organic compounds

Acronyms starting with: W

WAPPRIITA – Wild Animal and Plant Protection and Regulation of International and Interprovincial Trade Act

WMIA – Weather Modification Information Act

WMO – World Meteorological Organization

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