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ABNT Brazilian Standards Association
ABS acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene
ACS Association of Caribbean States
ACTO Amazon Cooperation Treaty Organization
ADI Direct Action of Unconstitutionality (Brazil)
AECID Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation
AIDIS Inter-American Association of Sanitary Engineering
AMC Caracas Metropolitan Area
Amcham American Chamber of Commerce
AMSS Metropolitan Area of San Salvador
ANA National Water Agency (Brazil)
ANAM National Environment Authority (Panama)
ANMAT National Medicine, Food & Medical Technology Administration (Argentina)
ANP National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels (Brazil)
ANVISA National Agency for Sanitary Vigilance (Brazil)
AQGs Air Quality Guidelines (WHO)
ASTM American Society for Testing and Materials
BAT best available technology
BEP best environmental practice
BOD biochemical oxygen demand
C&D construction & demolition
CABA Autonomous City of Buenos Aires
CAF Latin American Development Bank
CAFTA Central American Free Trade Agreement
CAN Andean Community
CAR autonomous regional corporation (Colombia)
CARICOM Caribbean Community
CARPHA Caribbean Public Health Authority
CBD Convention on Biological Diversity
CCAD Central American Commission on Environment & Development
CCCCC Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre
CDM clean development mechanism
CE Ceará (Brazil)
CEAMSE State Company for Ecological Coordination of the Metropolitan Area (Argentina)
CEC North American Commission on Environmental Cooperation
CEHI Caribbean Environmental Health Institute
CELAC Community of Latin American and Caribbean States
CEMPRE Business Commitment to Recycling (Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay)
CEPAL United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America & the Caribbean
CEPIS Pan American Center for Sanitary Engineering & Environmental Sciences
CETESB Environmental Sanitation Technology Company (São Paulo State, Brazil)
CFCs chlorofluorocarbons
CI Consumers International
CIAO Inter-American Commission on Organic Agriculture
CIOMS Council of International Organizations of Medical Sciences
CITES Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
CMS Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals
CNI National Confederation of Industry (Brazil)
CNRH National Water Resources Council (Brazil)
CNTBio National Technical Commission on Biosafety (Brazil)
CO carbon monoxide
CO2 carbon dioxide
CO2e carbon dioxide equivalent
COD chemical oxygen demand
COFEMA Federal Environment Council (Argentina)
COMLURB Urban Sanitation Company of Rio de Janeiro
CONAMA National Environment Council (Brazil); National Environment Commission (Chile)
COPANT Pan American Standards Commission
COVENIN Venezuelan Commission of Industrial Standards
CREP Caribbean Regional Environment Program
CTF Federal Technical Registry (Brazil)
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' Recycling & Solid Waste Policy
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