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21 - Disasters and Development

from Part V - Synthesis Chapters


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Huq, S., Reid, R., Konate, M., Rahman, A., Sokona, Y. and Crick, F. (2004). Mainstreaming adaptation to climate change in least developed countries (LDCs). Climate Policy, 4, 25–43.
Huq, S., Sokona, Y. and Najam, A. (2002). Climate Change and Sustainable Development Beyond Kyoto. London, UK: International Institute for Environment and Development.
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