Ecosystems and Human Well-Being
Policy Responses Findings of the Responses Working Group v. 3
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Ecosystems and Human Well-Being by Kanchan Chopra
Book DescriptionWith the knowledge of possible outcomes, what kind of actions should we take? The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment scored 74 response options for dealing with declines in ecosystem services and biodiversity, and managing drivers such as climate change and nutrient loading. This third volume in the MA series analyzes the track record of past policies and the potential of new ones. The challenge of reversing the degradation of ecosystems while meeting increasing demands for their services can be met only with significant policy and institutional changes. However, a difficult set of obstacles stand in the way. Policy makers must keep in mind that there are both trade-offs and synergies between human well-being, ecosystems, and ecosystem services, and that decisions regarding these trade-offs are difficult and often contentious. The Responses volume ultimately establishes which policy options have the greatest chance to overcome the obstacles and generate positive outcomes. It will serve as an invaluable guide to the creation of stronger policy frameworks for the future.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781559632706
(279mm x 216mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Kanchan Chopra
Growth, Equity, Environment and Population, Hardback (December 2007)
Examines issues relating to growth and macro-economic fundamentals and the prospects for industry and agriculture in India. This book analyses issues at the interface of environment and development, such as environmental efficiency of industry and links between notions of value and household use of biomass.
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This is the third volume in the MA series, which analyzes the track record of past policies and the potential of new ones. The challenge of reversing the degradation of ecosystems while meeting increasing demands can be met only with significant policy and institutional changes. It serves as a guide to the creation of stronger policy frameworks.
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Author Biography - Kanchan Chopra
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."
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