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Beyond cost and carbon: The multidimensional co-benefits of low carbon transitions in Europe

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Beyond cost and carbon : The multidimensional co-benefits of low carbon transitions in Europe. / Sovacool, Benjamin K.; Martiskainen, Mari; Hook, Andrew; Baker, Lucy.

I: Ecological Economics, Bind 169, 106529, 2020.

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Sovacool, Benjamin K. ; Martiskainen, Mari ; Hook, Andrew ; Baker, Lucy. / Beyond cost and carbon : The multidimensional co-benefits of low carbon transitions in Europe. I: Ecological Economics. 2020 ; Bind 169.

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