Cefic European Chemical Industry Council

COP Conference of Parties

CP&H Chemical Policy & Health Leadership Group

CPCIA China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Association

CWC Chemical Weapons Convention

DTIE Division of Technology, Industry, and Economics

E&CCGL Energy & Climate Change Leadership Group

ECOSOC United Nations Economic and Social Council

EPA Environmental Protection Agency GEF Global Environment Facility

GHG Greenhouse gas

GHS Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals

GPS Global Product Strategy

HPV High Production Volume

ICCA International Council of Chemical Associations

ICCM International Conference on Chemicals Management

IGO Inter-governmental organization

JCIA Japan Chemical Industry Association

KOCIC Korean Chemical Industry Council

LCA Life cycle assessment

LRI Long-range Research Initiative

NAMA Non-agricultural market access

NGO Non-governmental organization

NZCIC New Zealand Chemical Industry Council

OECD Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OPCW Organization for the Prevention of Chemical Weapons POPs Persistent organic pollutants

(Q)SAR Quantitative Structure Activity Relationships

RCLG Responsible Care Leadership Group

RCU Russian Chemists Union

REACH Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of Chemicals

SAICM Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management

SIDS Screening information data set

SME Small and medium sized enterprises

TOE Ton of oil equivalent

UN United Nations

UNEP United Nations Environment Programme

UNITAR United Nations Institute for Training and Research

WCC World Chlorine Council

WHO World Health Organization

WSSD World Summit on Sustainable Development