The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment - Ecosystems and Human Well-Being

The objective of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was called for by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan in 2000 in his report to the UN General Assembly, We the Peoples: The Role of the United Nations in the 21st Century. Governments subsequently supported the establishment of the assessment through decisions taken by three international conventions, and the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was initiated in 2001.

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment was conducted under the auspices of the United Nations, with the secretariat coordinated by the United Nations Environment Programme, and it was governed by a multi-stakeholder board that included representatives of international institutions, governments, business, NGOs, and indigenous peoples. The objective of the MA was to assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and to establish the scientific basis for actions needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of ecosystems and their contributions to human well-being.

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Millennium Ecosystem Assessment Panel

Harold A. Mooney (co-chair), Stanford University, United States Angela Cropper (co-chair), The Cropper Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago Doris Capistrano, Center for International Forestry Research, Indonesia Stephen R. Carpenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States Kanchan Chopra, Institute of Economic Growth, India Partha Dasgupta, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom Rik Leemans, Wageningen University, Netherlands Robert M. May, University of Oxford, United Kingdom Prabhu Pingali, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy Rashid Hassan, University of Pretoria, South Africa Cristián Samper, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, United States Robert Scholes, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, South Africa Robert T. Watson, The World Bank, United States (ex officio) A. H. Zakri, United Nations University, Japan (ex officio) Zhao Shidong, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Editorial Board Chairs José Sarukhán, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico Anne Whyte, Mestor Associates Ltd., Canada MA Director Walter V. Reid, Millennium Ecosystem Assessment, Malaysia and United States

Core Writing Team

Walter V. Reid, Harold A. Mooney, Angela Cropper, Doris Capistrano, Stephen R. Carpenter, Kanchan Chopra, Partha Dasgupta, Thomas Dietz, Anantha Kumar Duraiappah, Rashid Hassan, Roger Kasperson, Rik Leemans, Robert M. May, Tony (A.J.) McMichael, Prabhu Pingali, Cristián Samper, Robert Scholes, Robert T. Watson, A.H. Zakri, Zhao Shidong, Neville J. Ash, Elena Bennett, Pushpam Kumar, Marcus J. Lee, Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne, Henk Simons, Jillian Thonell, and Monika B. Zurek Extended Writing Team MA Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors, Contributing Authors, and Sub-global Assessment Coordinators Review Editors José Sarukhán and Anne Whyte (co-chairs) and MA Board of Review Editors

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