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Description - Ecosystems and Human Well-Being: Multiscale Assessments by Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

One of the major innovations of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment is the incorporation of local and regional assessments-33 in all-in a global portrait of the planet's health. It is the first global assessment of ecosystems to include not only a diversity of ecosystems, but to draw on a wide range of cultural orientations and intellectual traditions, including those of indigenous peoples.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781559631853
ISBN-10: 1559631856
Format: Hardback
(280mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 412
Imprint: Island Press
Publisher: Island Press
Publish Date: 26-Aug-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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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 Reid is the director of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. "