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AALCC Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee
ABS Access and Benefit Sharing
ACRE Advisory Committee on Releases into the Environment
ACTS African Centre for Technology Studies
AIA Advanced Informed Agreement
AOSIS Association of Small Island Deveolopment States
AVHRR Advanced very high resolution Radiometer
BAZ Bundesanstalt für Züchtungsforschung an Kulturpflanzen
BDP Association of German Plant Breeders (Bund deutscher Pflanzenzüchter)
BE Special Voluntary Trust Fund (for additional activities approved by the COP for the biennium 1999-2000)
BfN Bundesamt für Naturschutz (Federal Office for Nature Conservation)
BMBau Bundesministerium für Raumordnung, Bauwesen und Städtebau (Federal Ministry for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development
BMBF Bundesministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft, Forschung und Technologie (Federal Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Technology)
BMG Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Federal Ministry of Health)
BML Bundesministerium für Ernährung, Landwirtschaft und Forsten (Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Forestry)
BMU Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und Reaktorsicherheit (Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety)
BMV Bundesminiserium für Verkehr (Federal Ministry of Transport)
BMVEL Bundesminiserium für Verbraucherschutz, Ernährung und Landwirtschaft (Federal Ministry of Consumer Protection, Food and Agriculture)
BMVg Bundesministerium der Verteidigung (Federal Ministry of Defence)
BMZ Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development)
BSPA Baltic Sea Protected Area
BSWG Ad Hoc Working Group on Biosafety
BY Trust Fund for the Convention
BZ Special Voluntary Trust Fund (for facilitating participation of Parties in the Convention process for the biennium 1999-2000)

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CATIE Central American Agricultural Research and Training Centre
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CCAMLR Council on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
CCD Convention to Combat Desertification
CFC Chlorofluorocarbons
CGIAR Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research
CGRFA Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
CHM Clearing House Mechanism
CIFOR Centre for International Forestry Research (Research institute under the umbrella of the CGIAR)
CIS Commonwealth of Independent States
CITES Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMS Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals
COP 1 first Meeting of the COP (Nassau, Bahamas, 28 November-9 December, 1994)
COP 2 second Meeting of the COP (Jakarta, Indonesia, 6-17 November, 1995)
COP 3 third Meeting of the COP (Buenos Aires, Argentina, 4-15 November, 1996)
COP 4 fourth Meeting of the COP (Bratislava, Slovak Republic, 4-15 May, 1998)
COP 5 fifth Meeting of the COP (Nairobi, Kenya, 15-26 May, 2000)
COP 6 sixth Meeting of the COP (The Hague, Netherlands, 07-19 April, 2002)
COP Conference of the Parties (to the CBD)
CORINE Community Wide Coordination of Information on the Environment
CSD Commission on Sustainable Development
CTE Committee on Trade and Environment (WTO)

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DBU Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt
DFG German Research Assciation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft)
DGfZ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Züchtungskunde
DIB German Association of Biotechnology Industries (Deutsche Industrievereinigung Biotechnologie)
DNR Deutscher Naturschutzring
DRD Deliberate Release Directive
DSM Deutsche Sammlung von Mikroorganismen und Zellkulturen