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Equity and state representations in climate negotiations

Current United Nations structures are highly inequitable and obstruct progress towards international climate policy co-operation.

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Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, The Swedish Research Council (Vetenskapsrådet) and The Swedish Research Council for Environment, Agricultural Sciences and Spatial Planning (Formas) for funding of this work.

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  1. University of East Anglia, School of International Development, Norwich Research Park, Norwich NR4 7TJ, UK

    • Heike Schroeder
  2. University of Colorado, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), Center for Science and Technology Policy Research (CSTPR), UCB 488 CIRES CSTPR, 1333 Grandview Avenue, Boulder, Colorado 80309, USA

    • Maxwell T. Boykoff
  3. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Sustainability and Climate Change, 7 More London Riverside, London SE1 2RT, UK

    • Laura Spiers

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