MAHB Changes Its Name

MAHB Changes Its Name

At the beginning of the 21st century when the MAHB was born, it was known as the Millennium Assessment of Human Behavior, making the point that it was following the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MEA) but focusing on human behavior and collective actions leading to global collapse. But that name led to considerable confusion, especially because another global behavioral assessment was underway, and because MAHB activities range from research related to how behavioral, cultural, and institutional change toward a sustainable path can be accomplished to generating fora to discuss and illuminate that path.

Thus it was decided to retain our well-known acronym and re-focus the name to a more accurate description of who we are: we are the Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere. The MAHB is about change, we are about action.