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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.



MOOC on Environmental Security & Sustaining Peace


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The course, which begins 1 March, 2018 and is available free of charge, provides an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, resolution of, and recovery from violent conflicts. Many of the considerations and approaches are also relevant to understanding and addressing social conflicts around natural resources and the environment. Sign up and join us to learn how to make natural resources a source of cooperation, rather than conflict. You can also visit the MOOC website to learn more about this course.





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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Land-use Conflict and Socio-economic Impacts of Infrastructure Projects: Th...

Area Development and Policy, 2017

This article examines the conflicts arising from the Diamer Bhasha Dam project in northern Pakistan. Conflicts arising from the impacts of the dam on the local population...

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Identifying Conflict Potential in a Coastal and Marine Environment Using Pa...

Journal of Environmental Management, 2016

Planning for coastal and marine environments is often characterized by conflict over current and proposed uses. Marine spatial planning has been proposed as a way forward, however, social...

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Discussion Paper: Water and U.S. National Security

Council on Foreign Relations, 2017

Water and security are inextricably linked in every region of the world. While shared interests have historically facilitated cooperation in managing water, the future could be different. Climate...

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Planetary Security Conference 2017

12 December 2017

The Hague, Netherlands

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Conflict and Natural Resource Management Panel

18 December 2017

Washington, DC

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Iraq/Kurdistan: Iraq to Divert Most Kirkuk Oilfield Output to Iraqi Refiner...

27 December 2017

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Myanmar: Parliament Approves Proposal to Ensure Transparency in Extractive ...

27 December 2017

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The Risks of Depleted Uranium Contamination in Post-Conflict Countries: Fin...


Case Study from Vol. 2: Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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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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