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Adapting to climate change: an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique

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Adapting to climate change : an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique . / Arndt, Channing; Strzepek, Kenneth ; Tarp, Finn; Thurlow, James ; Fant, Charles ; Wright, Len .

I: Sustainability Science, Bind 6, Nr. 1, 2011, s. 7-20.

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Arndt, C, Strzepek, K, Tarp, F, Thurlow, J, Fant, C & Wright, L 2011, 'Adapting to climate change: an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique ', Sustainability Science, bind 6, nr. 1, s. 7-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-010-0118-9

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Arndt, C., Strzepek, K., Tarp, F., Thurlow, J., Fant, C., & Wright, L. (2011). Adapting to climate change: an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique . Sustainability Science, 6(1), 7-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-010-0118-9

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Arndt C, Strzepek K, Tarp F, Thurlow J, Fant C, Wright L. Adapting to climate change: an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique . Sustainability Science. 2011;6(1):7-20. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-010-0118-9

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Arndt, Channing ; Strzepek, Kenneth ; Tarp, Finn ; Thurlow, James ; Fant, Charles ; Wright, Len . / Adapting to climate change : an integrated biophysical and economic assessment for Mozambique . I: Sustainability Science. 2011 ; Bind 6, Nr. 1. s. 7-20.

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