Climate Change and Growth in Asia

Edward Elgar Publishing
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Climate Change and Growth in Asia is a comprehensive analysis of the major issues of climate change and global warming and their possible impacts on the growth of major Asian economies. The book addresses the climate change crisis in Asia within the conte
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Publisher
Edward Elgar Publishing
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Published on
Jan 1, 2011
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9781849809665
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Development / Economic Development
Business & Economics / Economic Conditions
Science / Global Warming & Climate Change
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