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oNothing in print brings these (scholarship on ecosystem services) all together in such a comprehensive and sophisticated manner.o --James Salzman, Conservation Biology

othe book is nevertheless more than simply a dry recitation of procedures, graphs, and practices; numberous real-world examples serve to both illustrate the concepts in question and drive home their importance.o --Civil Engineering

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The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is an international process designed to meet the needs of decision makers and the public for scientific information concerning the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and options for responding to those changes. Leading scientists from more than 100 nations will conduct the assessment, with oversight by a Board comprised of representatives of four international conventions, five United Nations agencies, international scientific organizations, and leaders from the private sector, NGOs, and indigenous groups. The MA is designed to meet some of the assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, and the Wetlands Convention, as well as needs of other users in the private sector and civil society. It was launched by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001. The first products will be released in 2003, and the main products will be released in 2004. It is anticipated that a process like the MA will be repeated every 5 to 10 years.


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Product Details

  • Series: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Series
  • Paperback: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Island Press; 2nd ed. edition (August 15, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1559634030
  • ISBN-13: 978-1559634038
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,692,088 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Ecosystems and Human Well-being” (also known as “The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment”) is an extensive, multi-part report that details the adverse effects a burgeoning human population is having on the ecological health of our planet. With a clear framework, it synthesizes the current state of the science as well as providing lucid discussions of trends. Unlike some other reports that profess to discuss the state of ecosystems but then fail to deliver, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment not only covers the underlying causes of the pending ecological meltdown, but also contains projections for the future under various scenarios and recommends policies that might help avoid worst cases. As a result, it is by far better than any other report out there. Best of all, The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is available via the web (free) or in printed form (for a fee). To access this excellent report, just type “Millennium Ecosystem Assessment” into your search engine.
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This was extremely informative for people that are interested in learning about ecosystem valuation. I am hoping to study this topic in graduate school and feel this document was very helpful in giving me a broad understanding of the subject matter.
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This important book is essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the sustainability of our way of life. The writing is clear and the book is very readable.
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