Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

"The MA is an international work program 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.

The MA was launched by U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001 and it will help to meet assessment needs of the Convention on Biological Diversity, Convention to Combat Desertification, the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, and the Convention on Migratory Species, as well as needs of other users in the private sector and civil society.

If the MA proves to be useful to its stakeholders, it is anticipated that an assessment process modeled on the MA will be repeated every 5–10 years and that ecosystem assessments will be regularly conducted at national or sub-national scales."

Read GreenFacts' popularized version of the MA General Synthesis Report,
and of the
MA Biodiversity Synthesis Report.
and of the MA Desertification Synthesis Report

Quelle: MA Webseiten 


English: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Español: Evaluación de Ecosistemas del Milenio
Français: Evaluation des Ecosystèmes pour le Millénaire
Nederlands: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment