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

Donors and In-Kind Contributors

On this page: Donors | Contributions for Sub-Global Assessments | Other In-Kind Services and Support | Support for Exploratory Phase Activities

The Board of the Millennium Assessment, on behalf of all those involved, would like to thank the following institutions for their support (as of December 2003):

Donors

  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • United Nations Foundation (UNF)
  • David and Lucille Packard Foundation, USA
  • The World Bank
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Government of Norway
  • Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)
  • Swedish International Biodiversity Programme (SwedBio), Sweden
  • Rockefeller Foundation, USA
  • US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), UK
  • International Council for Science (ICSU), France
  • The Christensen Fund, USA
  • Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Contributions for Sub-Global Assessments

  • Government of China - Support for Western China Assessment
  • Japan Ministry of Environment - Support for Western China Assessment
  • Asia Pacific Environmental Innovation Strategy Project (APEIS) - Support for Western China Assessment
  • Australian National University - Support for Papua New Guinea Assessment
  • University of Papua New Guinea - Support for Papua New Guinea Assessment
  • Government of Norway - Support for Norway Assessment and Southern Africa Assessment
  • South African National Parks, Victoria Falls - Support for Southern Africa Assessment (meeting support)
  • Tropical Resources Ecology Program (TREP) - Support for Southern Africa Assessment
  • World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) - Support for the ASB Assessment
  • Stockholm University - Support for Sweden Local Assessments
  • Government of India - Support for India Local Assessments
  • Government of Saudi Arabia - Support for Arab Region Assessments
  • Ford Foundation - Support for the Sinai Peninsula Assessment
  • Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) - Support for Laguna Lake Basin Assessment
  • Laguna Lake Development Authority (LLDA) - Support for the Laguna Lake Basin Assessment
  • University of the Philippines Los Baños - Support for the Laguna Lake Basin Assessment
  • Universidad de Chile - Support for the Salar de Atacama Assessment
  • Environmental Management Authority (EMA) - Support for the Trinidad Assessment
  • British High Commission, Trinidad & Tobago - Support for the Trinidad Assessment
  • University of the West Indies - Support for the Trinidad Assessment and Caribbean Sea Assessment
  • The Cropper Foundation - Support for the Trinidad Assessment and Caribbean Sea Assessment
  • International Development Research Centre (IDRC) - Support for the Caribbean Sea Assessment
  • Association of Caribbean States (ACS) - Support for the Caribbean Sea Assessment
  • Island Resources Foundation (IRF) - Support for the Caribbean Sea Assessment
  • UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) - Support for the Sao Paulo Assessment
  • Instituto Florestal São Paulo - Support for the São Paulo Assessment
  • International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) - Support for Hindu Kush-Himalayas Assessment
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos – Support for the Portugal Assessment
  • Universidade de Coimbra – Support for the Portugal Assessment

Other In-Kind Services and Support

Institutional support covering staff time, travel, lodging, and services rendered in support of the MA. Includes additional financial and in-kind support. Support for various meetings or substantive data contributions are noted specifically.

  • The Australian National University, Australia
  • Center for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, India
  • Center for Environmental Science and Policy, Institute for International Studies, at Stanford University, USA
  • Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  • Center for Limnology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy in Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria, South Africa
  • Charles University, Czech Republic
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • CNRS, South Africa
  • Conservation International (CI), USA
  • Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)
  • The Cropper Foundation, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Czech Republic Ministry of Environment
  • Environmental Research Institute of the Supervising Scientist (ERISS), National Centre for Tropical Wetland Research, Australia  (Host and support for Freshwater Cross-cut meeting June 2003, Darwin)
  • European Commission - Joint Research Centre
  • European Environment Agency
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO)
  • The Ford Foundation, USA
  • German Federal Environment Ministry
  • Global Change and Terrestrial Ecosystems International Project Office
  • Global International Waters Assessment (GIWA)
  • Hewlett Foundation, USA
  • Indian Institute of Science
  • Institute for Biodiversity - Science and Business Network (IBN), Germany - Contribution of support for assessment of Lake Constance Drainage Basin)
  • Institute for Biodiversity Network
  • Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi (IEG), India
  • International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
  • International Center for Integrated Studies (ICIS), The Netherlands
  • International Council for Science (ICSU)
  • International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
  • International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
  • International Institute of Ecology, Brazil
  • International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT)
  • International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
  • Irish Environmental Protection Agency, Ireland
  • Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone International Project Office
  • Land Use and Land Cover Change Research Grant (LOICZ)
  • Macquarie University, Australia
  • Meridian Institute, USA
  • Michigan State University, USA
  • Ministry of Science and Technology, China
  • Namibian National Biodiversity Programme (through GTZ)
  • US National Aeronautic and Space Administration (NASA) - Contribution of Landsat Satellite Image Data, estimated value of USD $60 million
  • The National Biodiversity Institute (INBio), Costa Rica
  • The National Centre for Epidemiology and Population Health at The Australian National University
  • The National Institute for Environmental Studies, Ministry of Environment (NIES), Japan
  • National Institute for Public Health and the Environment, The Netherlands
  • Natural Environment Research Council, U.K.
  • Norwegian Institute for Nature Research
  • Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
  • Saint Louis University, Madrid, Spain
  • Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE)
  • Sea Around Us Project, Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia, Canada - Host and Support for Marine and Coastal Cross-cut meeting April 2003, Vancouver, BC
  • Smithsonian Institute National Museum of Natural History, USA
  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI), Panama
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
  • Stanford University, USA
  • Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS)
  • Thomson ISI - provision of trial access to the entire Web of Knowledge platform during the Combined Working Group meeting, October 2003
  • UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • UN Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • UN Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UNEP - World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC)
  • UN Framework Convention to Combat Climate Change (UNFCCC)
  • United Nations University, Institute for Advanced Studies, Japan (UNU/IAS)
  • United States Geological Survey (USGS) - Contribution (via NASA) of Landsat Satellite Image Data, estimated value of USD $60 million
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, ACES Global Connect, College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences, USA
  • University of Limerick, Centre for Environmental Research, Ireland
  • University of Maryland, USA
  • University of Minnesota, Dept. of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, McKnight Presidential Endowed Chair, USA
  • University of Wisconsin, Department of Limnology, USA
  • UNU-INWEH, at McMaster University, Canada 
  • Wageningen University, The Netherlands
  • Wesleyan University, USA
  • The Woods Hole Research Center, USA
  • The World Bank
  • World Bank Institute and Global Development Learning Network (GDLN)
  • World Conservation Union (IUCN)
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Resources Institute (WRI), USA
  • WorldFish Center (formerly ICLARM), Malaysia
  • Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA, UNEP)
  • Television Trust for the Environment (TVE)
  • UNEP/GRID-Arendal
  • Cost Information Team of British Columbia, Canada
  • Global Invasive Species Programme, National Botanical Institute, Kirstenbosch Gardens, South Africa
  • Alexander von Humboldt Biological Resources Research Institute, Colombia
  • Bibliotecha Alexandrina, Egypt
  • Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Malaysia
  • Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Fundação da Ciência e Tecnologia, Portugal
  • Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses (CP), Portugal
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Portugal
  • Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Portugal

Support for Exploratory Phase Activities: PAGE/WRR/MA

  • The Avina Group
  • David and Lucille Packard Foundation
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Government of Norway
  • Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA)
  • Summit Foundation
  • UN Development Programme (UNDP)
  • UN Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • United Nations Foundation (UNF)
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
  • Wallace Global Fund
  • The World Bank