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Changing Our Ways: Scotland's Climate Change Programme

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Acronyms and other abbreviations

BIC

British Irish Council

BKCC

Building Knowledge for a Changing Climate

BRE

Building Research Establishment

BREEAM

Building Research Establishment's Environmental Assessment Method

BMW

Biodegradable Municipal Waste

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy

CCGT

Combined Cycle Gas Turbines

CCS

Carbon Capture and Storage

CCT

Clean Coal Technologies

CEEF

The Central Energy Efficiency Fund

CFCs

Chlorofluorocarbons

CHP

Combined Heat and Power

CO 2

Carbon dioxide

CoRWM

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

COSLA

Convention of Scottish Local Authorities

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DTI

Department of Trade and Industry

EC

European Council/European Commission

EEAC

Energy Efficiency Advice Centre

EEC

Energy Efficiency Commitment

EMS

Environmental Management System

EPBD

Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

EPSRC

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

ERDC

Environment and Rural Development Committee

EST

Energy Saving Trust

ETS

Emissions Trading Scheme

EU

European Union

EUETS

European Union Emissions Trading Scheme

FCS

Forestry Commission Scotland

F-gases

Fluorinated gases

FIAC

Flooding Issues Advisory Committee

FLAGs

Flood Liaison and Advice Groups

FREDS

The Forum for Renewable Energy Development in Scotland

GAEC

Good Agricultural and Environmental Condition

GDP

Gross Domestic Product

GHG

Greenhouse gases

GW

Gigawatt (unit of power)

HECA

The Home Energy Conservation Act

HFCs

Hydrofluorocarbons

IPCC

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

IPPC

Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

ISO 14001

International Organization for Standardization Environmental Management System

kWh

Kilowatt hours

LACMP

The Local Authority Carbon Management Programme

LCBP

Low Carbon Building Programme

LMCs

Land Management Contracts

LUCF

Land Use Change and Forestry

MW

Megawatt (unit of power)

MtC

Million tonnes of carbon

NAP

National Allocation Plan (under EUETS)

Netcen

National Environmental Technology Centre

NHSS

National Health Service Scotland

NPPG

National Planning Policy Guideline

NTS

National Transport Strategy

NWP

National Waste Plan

Odt

Oven dried tonnes (in relation to wood fuel)

ppm

Parts per million

PAN

Planning Advice Note

PEPFAA

The Prevention of Environmental Pollution from Agricultural Activity

PFCs

Perfluorocarbons

PPC

Pollution Prevention and Control

RDF

Route Development Fund

RISE

Risk Research Management Website

ROS

The Renewables Obligation (Scotland)

RTFO

Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

RTPs

Regional Transport Partnership

SAFED

Safe and Fuel Efficient Driving

SBSA

Scottish Building Standards Agency

SCCIP

Scottish Climate Change Impacts Partnership

SCHRI

Scottish Community and Household Renewables Initiative

SCS

Scottish Court Service

SEA

Strategic Environmental Assessment

SEPA

Scottish Environment Protection Agency

SF6

Sulphur hexafluoride

SHQS

The Scottish Housing Quality Standard

SMEs

Small and Medium sized Enterprises

SNH

Scottish Natural Heritage

SNIFFER

Scotland and Northern Ireland Forum for Environmental Research

SPCB

The Scottish Parliament Corporate Body

SPP

Scottish Planning Policy

SPS

Scottish Prison Service

SRC

Short Rotation Coppice

SSN

Sustainable Scotland Network

STAG

The Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance

UKCCP

UK Climate Change Programme

UKCIP

UK Climate Impacts Programme

WEWS

The Water Environment and Water Services

WRAP

The Waste and Resources Action Programme

A glossary of terms related to climate change can be found on the website of the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change. 2