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TITLE Summary of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: Scientific Facts on Ecosystem Change   (missing)
Document ID LIB20
Document type Scientific advisory body opinion/advice
Issue date 30/03/2005
Original language of the document English
Document produced by GreenFacts organisation visiting card
Department/Service/Committee: The summaries are produced by GreenFacts and based on a reference document by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment.
Document uploaded by Stephanie MANTELL
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Short description  How can ecosystem degradation affect human well-being today and in the future? What actions are needed to limit harmful consequences? Answers to such important questions on ecosystem change are available on-line in a summary of the General Synthesis Report of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment presented in GreenFacts’ reader-friendly Three-Level structure of increasing detail.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Many ecosystem services that support life on Earth – such as freshwater, fisheries, and the regulation of natural hazards and pests – are being degraded or used unsustainably. This is revealed by the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) published on 30 March 2005, an extensive scientific report prepared by more than 1,300 experts from 95 countries.

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