Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Review article
11 Jan 2024
Review article |  | 11 Jan 2024

Greenhouse gas emissions and their trends over the last 3 decades across Africa

Mounia Mostefaoui, Philippe Ciais, Matthew J. McGrath, Philippe Peylin, Prabir K. Patra, and Yolandi Ernst

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