Climate Engineering and International Law: Last Resort or the End of Humanity?
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Review of European Community & International Environmental Law
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 277–289, November 2011
How to Cite
Winter, G. (2011), Climate Engineering and International Law: Last Resort or the End of Humanity?. Review of European Community & International Environmental Law, 20: 277–289. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9388.2012.00730.x
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2012
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2012
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