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Some users inquire what abbreviations such as [CH], [US], [RER] or the like stand for?

These abbreviations in square brackets in the master data from the ecoinvent v2.2 in Umberto for Carbon Footprint are 2-letter country codes or 3-letter region codes, indicating the geography represented by the dataset. These codes are the original codes used by ecoinvent.

They are taken from ISO3166 a list is available at http://www.iso.org/iso/country_codes/iso_3166_code_lists/country_names_and_code_elements.htm

The region codes are not part of ISO list:
  • Global (GLO)
  • Oceanic (OCE)
  • Africa (RAF)
  • Asia and the Pacific (RAS)
  • Europe (RER)
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (RLA)
  • North America (RNA)
  • Near East (RNE)
  • Middle East (RME)

The country codes abd region codes are also listed in the official ecoinvent documentation (ecoinvent Report No. 1 - Overview and Methodology v2.0 (2007)) on pages 58-60, downloadable from the ecoinvent website.
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