Acronyms used in this Briefing

AIA

Advance Informed Agreement

BCH

Biosafety Clearing House

CBD

Convention on Biological Diversity

COP

Conference of the Parties

EIA

Environmental Impact Assessment

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GMO

Genetically Modified Organism

ICCP

Intergovernmental Committee for the Cartagena Protocol

IGO

Inter-governmental Organisation

IPR

Intellectual Property Rights

IUCN

International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (The World Conservation Union)

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

LMO

Living Modified Organism

MOP

Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

UNEP

United Nations Environmental Programme

WAICENT

World Agricultural Information Centre

WCC-2

Second World Conservation Congress

WHO

World Health Organization

WTO

World Trade Organisation

WWF

World Wide Fund for Nature

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