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INSP National Institute for Public Health (Mexico)
INVIMA National Institute for the Vigilance of Medicines & Food (Colombia)
IOs international organizations
IOMC Inter-Organization Programme for the Sound Management of Chemicals
IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
IPIECA International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
IPPC International Plant Protection Convention
IRAM Argentine Standards Institute
IRENA International Renewable Energy Agency
ISO International Organization for Standardization
ITTA International Tropical Timber Agreement
ITTO International Tropical Timber Organization
ITU International Telecommunications Union
IUCN International Union for Conservation of Nature
IWM integrated waste management
IWRM integrated water resources management
JICA Japan International Cooperation Agency
kg kilogram
km kilometer
kw kilowatt
LAC Latin America & the Caribbean
LBS land-based sources (of marine pollution)
LCA life-cycle analysis
LCI life-cycle inventory
LDCs least developed countries
LDPE low density polyethylene
LGEEPA General Law on Ecological Equilibrium & Environmental Protection (Mexico)
LMO living modified organism
LMP maximum permissible limit
LOA Organic Law of the Environment (Costa Rica)
LPG liquified petroleum gas
MAE Environment Ministry (Ecuador)
MARENA Ministry of the Environment and Natural Resources (Nicaragua)
MARN Ministry of the Environment & Natural Resources (El Salvador, Guatemala)
MAVDT Ministry of the Environment, Housing & Territorial Development (Colombia)
MDGs Millennium Development Goals
MEA multilateral environment agreement
MERCOSUR Common Market of the South
MG Minas Gerais (Brazil)
MINAE Ministry of the Environment and Energy (Costa Rica)
MINREI Ministry of Natural Resources & the Environment (Belize)
MINSA Ministry of Health (Nicaragua, Panama)
MINSAL Ministry of Health (Chile)
MMA Ministry of the Environment (Brazil)
MNC multinational corporation
MP Public Ministry (Brazil)
MPPA Ministry of the People's Power for the Environment (Venezuela)
MSAL Ministry of Health & the Environment (Argentina)
MSP Minstry of Public Health (Uruguay)
MSPAS Ministry of Public Health & Social Assistance (Guatemala)
MSW municipal solid waste
MVOTMA Ministry of Housing, Zoning & the Environment (Uruguay)
NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement
NARAP North American Regional Action Plan
NBR Registered Brazilian Norm
NEPA National Environment & Planning Agency (Jamaica)
NGOs nongovernmental organizations
NIH National Institutes of Health (US)
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