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The UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment: First report of session 2006-07

This review of the UN Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) by the UK Environmental Audit Committee expresses disappointment that the MA has had limited impact on policymakers and nongovernmental organisations around the world. The authors recommend increasing the report's reach by, for example, setting up a new Millennium Ecosystem Fund to help developing countries integrate environmental protection into their national development plans. The authors also call for the MA to become an ongoing activity with periodic updates on the state of the world's ecosystems.

The UK government is expected to publish its response to these recommendations later in the year.

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