The Economic and Institutional Foundations of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: The Political Economy of Roadmaps to a Sustainable Electricity Future

  title={The Economic and Institutional Foundations of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change: The Political Economy of Roadmaps to a Sustainable Electricity Future},
  author={Mark Cooper},
  journal={ERN: Other Development Economics: Agriculture},
  • M. Cooper
  • Published 2016
  • Economics
  • ERN: Other Development Economics: Agriculture
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