International deforestation and climate change
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International deforestation and climate change hearing before the Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Tenth Congress, second session, April 22, 2008. by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations. Subcommittee on International Development and Foreign Assistance, Economic Affairs, and International Environmental Protection.

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Published by U.S. G.P.O., For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. G.P.O. in Washington .
Written in English


  • Deforestation -- Environmental aspects,
  • Deforestation -- Economic aspects,
  • Deforestation -- Government policy,
  • Deforestation -- Control -- International cooperation,
  • Climatic changes

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Edition Notes

SeriesS. hrg -- 110-652
LC ClassificationsKF26 .F646 2008a
The Physical Object
Paginationiii, 60 p. :
Number of Pages60
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23148477M
ISBN 10016082334X
ISBN 109780160823343
LC Control Number2009358724

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