Reviews of the 21 systems are to be published in the journal Environmental
Conservation in 2002 and will identify the major threats, establish
potential alternative state(s) by the year 2025, and outline actions
to maintain ecosystem resilience in each case. At the 5th ICEF, these
overviews will be updated, and three discussants are to individually
respond to each, with other keynote reviews offering background on trends
such as in water, human population and fisheries. Beyond the scientific
action, substantial attendance by government departments, international
agencies, non-governmental organisations and industry is welcomed.
A text book published by Cambridge University Press in 2003 is planned,
based on the updated keynote reviews and discussant papers presented
at the Conference. Discussion documents are to be broadcast direct to
the media and on the Web.
last update 04.04.2002, Manuela Frei, back to top