Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
A UN-funded study of the state of ecosystem services around the world. It is the most extensive and accurate study of its kind. Launched in 2001 and completed in March 2005, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment reports on habitat status, fishing, coral reefs, forests, water use, atmospheric carbon and temperature, weather, land use, and population.
More than 1300 scientists from 95 countries synthesized research, data, and models from a variety of sources to develop a set of 15 report as well as scenarios.
Accelerating changes humans have made to the ecosystem are creating high risks for people and businesses as well as some opportunities.