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Ecosystems and Human Well-being by Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Book DescriptionLaunched in June 2001 and involving more than 1,300 leading scientists from 95 nations, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) is a ground-breaking study on how humans have altered ecosystems, and how changes in ecosystem services affect human well-being, both now and in the future. Integrating findings at the local, regional, global scales and from alternative intellectual traditions, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment offers the first truly comprehensive picture of the health of the planet. This five-volume set, comprising four technical volumes and one summary volume, provides an Indispensable baseline of information for researchers, scholars, and students, as well as inform public decision-making for decades to come. Books in the Five-Volume Set Include: Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Current State and Trends, Volume 1 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Scenarios, Volume 2 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Policy Responses, Volume 3 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Multiscale Assessments, Volume 4 Ecosystems and Human Well-being: Our Human Planet - Summary for Decision Makers, Volume 5
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781597260428
(279mm x 216mm x 159mm)
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United States
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Summarizing the findings of the four working groups, this book presents the key findings of each of the working groups, and meets the needs of policy makers and other professionals. It also provides an overview of the framework used by the assessment, and will serve as a guide for assessment, planning, and management for the future.
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Author Biography - Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
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 Reld is the director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
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