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1.2.4 Drivers of change of ecosystem services

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Human activity affects the state of ecosystem services through various drivers of change.

Human well-being highly depends on the capacity of the Earth’s natural systems to provide ecosystem services [IUCN, 2009Resource]. The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment [2005Resource] presents a conceptual framework of the interaction between ecosystems, the services they provide and human well-being.

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Figure: The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment conceptual framework of the interaction between biodiversity, ecosystems services, human well-being and drivers of change [MEA, 2005Resource]

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