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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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The Rise in Conflict Associated with Mining Operations: What Lies Beneath?

Canadian International Resources and Development Institute, 2017

The purpose of this research project is to delve beneath the surface manifestations of conflict related to mining activities in order to develop a deeper understanding of their...

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Natural Resource Conflicts and Conflict Mitigation and Transformation

Peacebuild - The Canadian Peacebuilding Network, 2011

Peacebuild, in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada (DFAIT) convened the fifth in a series of six workshops on peacebuilding and conflict prevention...

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Natural Resources and Conflict in Sudan: Addressing Environmental Issues in...

University of Stellenbosch, 2007

Both Afghanistan and Sudan have experienced extended periods of war and violent conflict. Sudan has been engulfed in a nearly continuous and bitter civil war since independence...

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Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative Annual Meeting and Conference 2017

18 October 2017

Santa Clara, CA

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EcoPeace Middle East Annual Conference: A Water-Energy Nexus for the Middl...

24 October 2017

Dead Sea, Jordan

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Myanmar’s Evolving Maritime Security Landscape

18 October 2017

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Climate Change, Food Security and Sustaining Peace

18 October 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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The Abyei Territorial Dispute Between North and South Sudan: Why Has Its Re...


Case Study from Vol. 3: Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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