Guide to the Millennium Assessment Reports

Full Reports

The Working Group assessment reports are between 500–800 pages in length, with a volume of summaries of about 120 printed pages. Learn more
Current States & Trends
Scenarios
Policy Responses
Multiscale Assessments
 

Synthesis Reports

The first set of assessment reports consists of an overall synthesis and 5 others that interpret the MA findings for specific audiences. Learn more
 Overall synthesis
 Biodiversity
 Desertification
 Business & Industry
 Wetlands and Water
 Health

Statement of the MA Board

The MA Board of Directors has developed an interpretation of the key messages to emerge from the assessment, entitled Living Beyond Our Means: Natural Assets and Human Well-Being.
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A Framework for Assessment

In late 2003, the MA and Island Press published Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment. This volume lays out the assumptions, processes and parameters that were used in the MA. Learn more
 

   

About the Millennium Assessment

The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. From 2001 to 2005, the MA involved the work of more than 1,360 experts worldwide. Their findings provide a state-of-the-art scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably.
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