Outlook on Climate Change Adaptation in the Western Balkan Mountains

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Elmedina Krilasevic, Environmental Innovations Association Sara Venturini, Environmental Innovations Association/Climalia Samir Bajrovic, Environmental Innovations Association Matthias Jurek, GRID-Arendal Tina Schoolmeester, GRID-Arendal Pier Carlo Sandei, UNEP Harald Egerer, UNEP Tiina Kurvits, GRID-Arendal Contributors Aida Brzina, Environmental Innovations Association Mersiha Susic, Environmental Innovations Association Maja Maretic-Tiro, Environmental Innovations Association Anela Rodic, Environmental Innovations Association Sonja Gebert, UNEP

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Recommended Citation Alfthan, B.; Krilasevic, E.; Venturini, S.; Bajrovic, S.; Jurek, M.; Schoolmeester, T., Sandei, P.C., Egerer, H, and Kurvits, T. 2015. Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Western Balkan mountains. United Nations Environment Programme, GRID- Arendal and Environmental Innovations Association. Vienna, Arendal and Sarajevo. www.grida.no

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