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Welcome to Environmental Peacebuilding


Environmental peacebuilding integrates natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery to build resilience in communities affected by conflict.  Join our growing global community of researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in sharing experiences and lessons from managing natural resources in conflict-affected settings, accessing new research on the topic, and participating in events to support the growing network of professionals active in environmental peacebuilding.





The initiative is producing six edited books (published by Earthscan) that include 150 case studies and other analyses from 60 conflict-affected countries and territories, written by 225 researchers, practitioners, and decision makers from around the world.  The books can be purchased online by clicking the... Read More



High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad

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Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: David Jensen, Steve Lonergan

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Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Jon Unruh, Rhodri C. Williams

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Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Erika Weinthal, Jessica Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

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Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Helen Young, Lisa Goldman

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Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, Sandra S. Nichols

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Environmentally Sustainable Development and Peace: What Role for Internatio...

University of Oslo, 2015

A safe, clean, and productive environment is conducive to peace and human security while environmental stress is both a cause and an effect of political tension and...

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Gender, Natural Resources, and Peacebuilding in Kenya and Nepal

Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 2015

For approximately the past two decades, a large and growing body of both acamedic and grey literature from nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) or international agencies has looked at issues...

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Cooperation over Water Resources as a Tool for Desecuritisation: The Israel...

European Journal of Economic and Political Studies, 2009

This article discusses the role of the Israeli and Palestinian environmental NGOs as desecuritising actors who have attempted to initiate a desecuritisation process. In this regard, the article...

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Fourth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding: Amba...

3 November 2016

Environmental Law Institute, Washington, DC

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The Hugo Conference: Environment, Migration, Politics

3 November 2016

Liège, Belgium

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Myanmar’s Forests Face Myriad Problems as Logging Ban Continues

29 September 2016

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Colombia: Rebels Could become Guides, Cheesemakers in Post-War Colombia

28 September 2016

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Bankrupting Peace Spoilers: Can Peacekeepers Curtail Belligerents' Access t...


Case Study from Vol. 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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Diamonds in War, Diamonds for Peace: Diamond Sector Management and Kimberli...


Case Study from Vol. 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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