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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decisionmakers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The book offers an overview of the project, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope, and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward.The Millennium Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and what types of responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The program was launched by United National Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. Leading scientists from more than 100 nations are conducting the assessment, which can aid countries, regions, or companies by: providing a clear, scientific picture of the current state of Earth's ecosystems at multiple scales deepening our understanding of the relationship and linkages between ecosystems and human well-being, including economic, social and cultural aspirations demonstrating the potential of ecosystems to contribute to poverty reduction and enhanced well-being offering scenarios of our future human and ecological well-being identifying and evaluating policy and management options for sustaining ecosystem services and harmonizing them with human needsThe Millennium Assessment is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policymakers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achieving integrated management of land, water, and living resources while strengthening regional, national, and local capacities. It will also improve policy and decisionmaking at all levels through improved collaboration between natural and social scientists, and between scientists and policymakers. Ecosystems and Human Well-Being is an essential introduction to the project.

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Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) aimed to identify the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and establish a scientific basis for conservation activities. This report synthesizes and integrates the findings of the MA and applies what has been learned to specific policy-relevant questions. The full technical assessment reports of the four MA Working Groups have been published separately. The volume is illustrated throughout with color maps, charts, and graphs.
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Under the auspices of the United Nations, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) aimed to identify the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and establish a scientific basis for conservation activities. This report synthesizes and integrates the findings of the MA and applies what has been learned to specific policy-relevant questions. The full technical assessment reports of the four MA Working Groups have been published separately. The volume is illustrated throughout with color maps, charts, and graphs. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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"Ecosystems and Human Well-Being" is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decisionmakers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The book offers an overview of the project, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope, and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward.The Millennium Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and what types of responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The program was launched by United National Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. Leading scientists from more than 100 nations are conducting the assessment, which can aid countries, regions, or companies by: providing a clear, scientific picture of the current state of Earth's ecosystems at multiple scales deepening our understanding of the relationship and linkages between ecosystems and human well-being, including economic, social and cultural aspirations demonstrating the potential of ecosystems to contribute to poverty reduction and enhanced well-being offering scenarios of our future human and ecological well-being identifying and evaluating policy and management options for sustaining ecosystem services and harmonizing them with human needs"The MillenniumAssessment" is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policymakers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achie

About the Author

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's work is overseen by a 45-member Board of Directors, co-chaired by Robert Watson, Chief Scientist and Senior Advisor for the Environment of the Environmentally and Socially Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank, and A.H. Zakri, director of the United Nations University's Institute of Advanced Studies. The Assessment Panel, which oversees the technical work of the MA, includes 13 of the world's leading social and natural scientists. It is co-chaired by Angela Cropper of the Cropper Foundation and Harold Mooney of Stanford University. Walter Reid is the director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597260404
Manufactured:
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Publisher:
Island Press
Manufactured by:
Millennium, Ecosystem Assessment
Manufactured:
Millennium, Ecosystem Assessment
Author:
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Subject:
Environmental Science
Subject:
Research
Subject:
Human Geography
Subject:
Human ecology
Subject:
Ecosystem management
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Series:
Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Series
Publication Date:
June 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Ecosystems and Human Well-Being" is the first product of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, a four-year international work program designed to meet the needs of decisionmakers for scientific information on the links between ecosystem change and human well-being. The book offers an overview of the project, describing the conceptual framework that is being used, defining its scope, and providing a baseline of understanding that all participants need to move forward.The Millennium Assessment focuses on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystem services have affected human well-being, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and what types of responses can be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The program was launched by United National Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released by Island Press in 2005. Leading scientists from more than 100 nations are conducting the assessment, which can aid countries, regions, or companies by: providing a clear, scientific picture of the current state of Earth's ecosystems at multiple scales deepening our understanding of the relationship and linkages between ecosystems and human well-being, including economic, social and cultural aspirations demonstrating the potential of ecosystems to contribute to poverty reduction and enhanced well-being offering scenarios of our future human and ecological well-being identifying and evaluating policy and management options for sustaining ecosystem services and harmonizing them with human needs"The MillenniumAssessment" is an invaluable new resource for professionals and policymakers concerned with international development, environmental science, environmental policy, and related fields. It will help both in choosing among existing options and in identifying new approaches for achie
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