World Water Congress 2015 Edinburgh Scotland
Special session 40: Ten Years After The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Water World Congress - Special Session convened by Julia Martin-Ortega, Robert C. Ferrier & Iain J. Gordon Edinburgh, 27th May 2015
'Millennium Ecosystem Assessment launched in 2001 to ‘assess the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being and the scientific basis for action needed to enhance the conservation and sustainable use of those systems’
Main findings (2005): Over the past 50 years, humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and extensively than in any comparable period of time.