Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment

Toth FL (2003). Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment. Washington: Island Press. ISBN 9781559634038

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Abstract

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 decision-makers 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 Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in June 2001, and the primary assessment reports will be released in 2005.

Item Type: Book
Research Programs: Modeling Land-Use and Land-Cover Changes (LUC)
Bibliographic Reference: Island Press, Washington, DC, USA [2003]
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Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 02:15
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2016 12:26
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/6960

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