La Evaluación de los Ecosistemas del Milenio. Las relaciones entre el funcionamiento de los ecosistemas y el bienestar humano

Translated title of the contribution: Millennium Ecosystem Assessment. The relationships between ecosystems functioning and human well-being

C. Montes, O. Sala

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Abstract

In order to meet the needs for scientific information of decision-makers on the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being, between 2001 and 2005 a consortium of more than 1,360 scientists from all over the world has carried out the most extensive ecological audit ever on the earth´s ecosystem conservation and the services they generate. It counted on the support of 5 United Nations Agencies, 4 international conventions, the private sector and the civil society. The future of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment will depend on its scientific credibility, political legitimacy and its utility so that it can obtain enduring funding, that allows a periodicity of 4-5 years, and opens the possibility to become a driver of change of the politics that degrade the ecosystems and endanger the well-being of future generations.

Translated title of the contributionMillennium Ecosystem Assessment. The relationships between ecosystems functioning and human well-being
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)137-147
Number of pages11
JournalEcosistemas
Volume16
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Ecosystem assessment
  • Ecosystem services
  • IPCC
  • Natural capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Ecology

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