The following abbreviations are used in the book.

Acronym Term
AIDS acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
ALIN Arid Lands Information Network
APC Association for Progressive Communications
ARPA Advanced Research Projects Agency
AZTREC Association of Zimbabwean Traditional Environmental Conservationists
BAWT Bay Area Wilderness Training
BBC British Broadcasting Corporation
BEWDA Bawku East Women's Development Association
BP British Petroluem
BT British Telecom
CdP Community data Processing
CEDAW Convention on the Elimination of [All Forms of] Discrimination Against Women
CERN Centre Européenne pour la Recherche Nucléaire
CFC chloroflourocarbon
COW Community on Wheels
CSM Cerebrospinal Meningitis
CSW (United Nations) Commission on the Status of Women
DAC Development Assistance Committee
DCA Defense Communications Agency
DEC Disasters Emergency Committee
DOD (United States) Department of Defense
EAC Estuary Action Challenge
ECDPM European Center for Development Policy Management
ECOSOC (United Nations) Economic and Social Council
EII Earth Island Institute
EIJ Earth Island Journal
EU European Union
FGM female genital mutilation
G7 Group of 7 (United States, Japan, Germany, France, Britain, Italy, Canada)
GB Great Britain
GCE Global Campaign for Education
GSC Global Service Corps
HFC hydrochloroflourocarbon
HOPE Health Outreach Project of Emory
IANSA International Action Network on Small Arms
ICT Information and communication technologies
IGC Institute for Global Communications
IGG International Governance Group
IGO Intergovernmental Organization
IMF International Monetary Fund
IMMP International Marine Mammal Project
IR International Relations
ISP Internet service provider
ISTEA Intermodal Surface Transportation and Efficiency Act
IT Internet technology
MAI Multilateral Agreement on Investment
MSF Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders)
NSF National Science Foundation
NGO nongovernmental organization
ODN Overseas Development Network (JustAct)
OECD Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
ORN online resource network
OWBT OneWorld Broadcasting Trust
Oxy Occidental Petroleum
POP persistent organic pollutant
PRA participatory rural appraisal
PVC polyvinyl chloride
RAG Rainforest Action Group
RAN Rainforest Action Network
SAGE Student Action on the Global Economy (JustAct initiative)
SAGE Sustainable Alternatives to the Global Economy (Earth Island project)
SAMWU South African Municipal Workers Union
SMO social movement organization
SWEED Society for Women's Education and Economic Development
TCS Thoreau Center for Sustainability
TPP Tibetan Plateau Project
TSMO transnational social movement organization
TRPA Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
UCSF University of California at San Francisco
UDHR Universal Declaration of Human Rights
UHP Urban Habitat Program
UK United Kingdom
UN United Nations
UNDP United Nations Development Program
UNEP United Nations Environment Program
UNCED United Nations Conference on Environment and Development
UNICEF United Nations Children's Fund
U-RISE Urban and Rural Institute for Social Education
WB World Bank
WTO World Trade Organization
WWW World Wide Web
ZFOU Zimbabwe Friends of the Unemployed