Mapping public support for climate solutions in France

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SCHMID, Nicolas, Benjamin GUINAUDEAU, 2022. Mapping public support for climate solutions in France. In: Environmental Research Letters. Institute of Physics Publishing (IOP). 17(4), 044035. ISSN 1748-9318. eISSN 1748-9326. Available under: doi: 10.1088/1748-9326/ac583d

@article{Schmid2022Mappi-57056, title={Mapping public support for climate solutions in France}, year={2022}, doi={10.1088/1748-9326/ac583d}, number={4}, volume={17}, issn={1748-9318}, journal={Environmental Research Letters}, author={Schmid, Nicolas and Guinaudeau, Benjamin}, note={Article Number: 044035} }

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