Social vulnerability factors
Soil Organic Matter (SOM)
Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI)
System of Environmental Economic Accounting (SEEA)
Technical assistance (cooperation)
Tier of Vulnerability Assessment (Tier of VA)
Total carbon stock
Total land area
Total Official Support for Sustainable Development (TOSSD)
Total renewable water resources per capita
Type of flow
Type of support
UNCCD Conference of Parties (COP)
Ad hoc panel
The Conference of the Parties may appoint ad hoc panels on the recommendation of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), whose function is to provide advice and information on specific issues, regarding scientific and technical matters. Its members are experts, whose names are taken from a roster of government-nominated experts, considering the need for a multidisciplinary approach and broad geographical representation.
The process of adjustment to actual or expected climate and its effects. In human systems, adaptation seeks to moderate or avoid harm or exploit beneficial opportunities. In some natural systems, human intervention may facilitate adjustment to expected climate and its effects.
A geographic area that serves administrative and governmental functions. They are usually defined and established by legal action.
Advance market commitments
An Advance Market Commitment (AMC) is a promise or agreement to take some future action. For example, a promise by a buyer to purchase goods at a price set beforehand is an advance commitment. In financial markets, parties may make an advance commitment to sell an asset before they own it; the seller often buys a futures contract to offset the risk of a price increase at the time of purchase. In banking, a financial institution will make an advance commitment to a borrower to lend funds on a specified date on agreed-upon terms.