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Climate Change and Insurance

Disaster Risk Financing in Developing Countries


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Published by Earthscan Publications Ltd. .
Written in English

  • Global warming,
  • Insurance,
  • Business & Economics,
  • Business / Economics / Finance,
  • Business/Economics,
  • Environmental Economics,
  • Insurance - Risk Assessment & Management,
  • Business & Economics / Environmental Economics

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsEugene Gurenko (Editor), Michael Grubb (Editor)
    The Physical Object
    Number of Pages92
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11908490M
    ISBN 101844074838
    ISBN 109781844074839

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