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Should we sustain? And if so, sustain what? Consumption or the quality of life?

In: Handbook on Energy and Climate Change

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  • Humberto Llavador
  • John E. Roemer
  • Joaquim Silvestre

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This timely Handbook reviews many key issues in the economics of energy and climate change, raising new questions and offering solutions that might help to minimize the threat of energy-induced climate change.

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  • Humberto Llavador & John E. Roemer & Joaquim Silvestre, 2013. "Should we sustain? And if so, sustain what? Consumption or the quality of life?," Chapters, in: Roger Fouquet (ed.), Handbook on Energy and Climate Change, chapter 30, pages 639-665, Edward Elgar Publishing.
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