Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

So here it is, the result of the work of 1'300 experts from 95 countries.

After having scanned the 38 pages (!) executive summary, I somehow doubt that this thing will make a big splash in the real world, other than maybe introduce some fancy new (to me) jargon, such as ecosystem service users - aren't we all? I haven't seen a great deal of really new insights, nor proposed measures which are beyond what common sense indicates anyway. Once again, my initial suspicion of immateriality caused by the hypertrophic exec summary seems to have been confirmed.

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