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Online catalogue: Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators: Socio-economic Information Related products PDF version Online catalogue Main page Executive summary Introduction Findings Conclusion Figures and maps Methods and data quality List of acronyms References More information

List of acronyms

  • CCME: Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment
  • CESI: Canadian Environmental Sustainability Indicators
  • FPT: federal/provincial/territorial
  • GDP: Gross Domestic Product
  • HFC: hydrofluorocarbon
  • IPCC: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • NAPS: National Air Pollution Surveillance
  • NOx: nitrogen oxides
  • NPRI: National Pollutant Release Inventory
  • PCB: polychlorinated biphenyl
  • PFC: perfluorocarbon
  • PM2.5: fine particulate matter (particulate matter less than or equal to 2.5 micrometres in diameter)
  • ppb: parts per billion
  • SOx: sulphur oxides
  • SUV: sport utility vehicle
  • UNFCCC: United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • VOC: volatile organic compound
  • WQI: Water Quality Index

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