The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (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 focuses on ecosystem services (the benefits people obtain from ecosystems), how changes in ecosystem services have affected human wellbeing, how ecosystem changes may affect people in future decades, and response options that might be adopted at local, national, or global scales to improve ecosystem management and thereby contribute to human well-being and poverty alleviation. The specific issues being addressed by the assessment have been defined through consultation with the MA users.
Studie zur Zukunft der Ökosysteme:
Synthesebericht der internationalen Millennium Ã–kosystemstudie (MA), an der über 1300 Wissenschaftler aus 95 Ländern mehr als vier Jahre mitgearbeitet haben.