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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.

 

 

Books

 

The initiative is producing six edited books (published by Earthscan) that include over 150 case studies and other analyses from over 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... Read More

 

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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

Available Now

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Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Helen Young, Lisa Goldman

Coming 2014

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Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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

Coming 2014

 

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Demand, Supply and Restraint: Determinants of Domestic Water Conflict and C...

Global Environmental Change, 2014

This article focuses on one of the most likely empirical manifestations of the “environment-conflict” claim by examining how demand for and supply of water may lead to domestic...

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Natural Resources, Weak States and Civil War: Can Rents Stabilize Coup Pron...

The World Bank, 2012

This paper argues that state weakness is broader than implied previously in the civil war literature, and that particular types of weakness in interaction with natural resources have...

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Rentier Peace or Resource Curse? The Ambiguous Effects of Oil Wealth and Oi...

Journal of Peace Research, 2009

The ‘paradox of plenty’ and the ‘resource curse’ hypotheses claim that abundance in natural resources, particularly oil, encourages civil war through a number of causal mechanisms.   Natural resources provide...

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Events

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Conflict Minerals: Staying Current in a Changing Landscape

10 July 2014

Santa Clara, CA

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Conference on Environmental Justice and Citizenship

13 July 2014

Mansfield College, Oxford

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Workshop: Towards a Sustainable Society

13 July 2014

Hyderabad, India

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News

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Central African Republic: WASH Project Manager

10 July 2014

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Turkey: WASH Technical Programme Manager. Syria Response

10 July 2014

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Call for Papers: International Conference on Environmental and Territorial ...

9 July 2014

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Environment, Conflict & Peacebuilding

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From Conflict to Peacebuilding

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Extractive Industries and Conflict

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