Author(s): Gupta, J., Persson, Å., Olsson, L., Linnerooth-Bayer, J., van der Grijp, N., Jerneck, A., Klein, R.J.T., Thompson, M., and Patt, A.
In: M. Hulme and H. Neufeldt (eds.) Making Climate Change Work for Us. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. 319-339.
Type: Book chapter
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