What do the abbreviations enclosed in { } in processes mean?

The abbreviations in square brackets in the master data from the ecoinvent 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 here.


The following 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)
* Rest of World (RoW)


The country codes and 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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