Release of Synthesis Report Millennium Ecosystem Assessment

30-03-2005 | News item

A landmark study released today reveals that approximately 60 percent of the ecosystem services that support life on Earth – such as fresh water, capture fisheries, air and water regulation, and the regulation of regional climate, natural hazards and pests – are being degraded or used unsustainably. Scientists warn that the harmful consequences of this degradation could grow significantly worse in the next 50 years. MNP contributed to this study in the Scenario Working Group by applying the IMAGE model.