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Ecosystems and human well-being : health synthesis
bookposted on 2005-01-01, 00:00 authored by C Corvalan, S Hales, A McMichael, C Butler, D Campbell-Lendrum, U Confalonieri, K Leitner, N Lewis, J Patz, K Polson, J Scheraga, A Woodward, M Younes
This report synthesizes the findings from the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment's (MA) global and sub-global assessments of how ecosystem changes do, or could, affect human health and well-being. Main topics covered are: Food, fresh water, timber, fibre, and fuel, nutrient and waste management, pollution, processing and detoxification, cultural, spiritual and recreational services, climate regulation, and extreme weather events.
SeriesMillennium ecosystem assessment series
Pagination1 - 53
PublisherWorld Health Organization
Place of publicationGeneva, Switzerland
NotesContents: Why do ecosystems matter to human health? -- How have ecosystems changed and what are the health implications? -- What actions are required to address the health consequences of ecosystem change? -- How can priorities be established for actions to address the health consequences of ecosystem change? -- What are the policy implications of the most robust findings and key uncertainties?
Publication classificationA5 Minor research monograph
Copyright notice2005, World Health Organization
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