Millennium Ecosystem Assessment
Strengthening Capacity to Manage Ecosystems Sustainably for Human Well-Being

IUCN, Ramsar host third MA Board meeting

The third meeting of the MA Board was held on February 11-12 2003 at the Gland, Switzerland headquarters of IUCN (The World Conservation Union and the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands Secretariat). The meeting’s primary objectives were to revise and review the MA Conceptual Framework Report (Ecosystems and Human Well-being: A Framework for Assessment) and review progress of the MA workplan. Several members of the Assessment Panel and authors of the Conceptual Framework joined the Board meeting for the first day’s discussion of the report. The Board approved the report, subject to the incorporation of the revisions discussed during the Board meeting. The Board also decided that the Secretariat should undertake production of a separate document for use in outreach to better describe the rationale for undertaking the MA, what it will produce, and how it is being conducted.