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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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Recent Library Additions

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Forest Law Enforcement Governance and Trade in Myanmar: A Conflict-Sensitiv...

International Alert, 2017

The aim of this report is to provide a conflict-sensitivity analysis of forest governance in Myanmar to inform all stakeholders involved in the negotiations of the Forest...

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Do Natural Resources Influence Who Comes to Power, and How?

The Journal of Politics, 2017

Do natural resources impair institutional outcomes? Existing work studies how natural resources influence the behavior of leaders in power. We study how they influence leaders’ rise to power....

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Environmental Peacebuilding: Conditions for Success

Wilson Center, 2011

This article seeks to systematize the study of environmental cooperation and to define its scope more clearly, by identifying the conditions under which environmental cooperation best facilitates conflict...

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Sustaining Peace I: The Role of Conflict-Sensitive Natural Resource Managem...

23 January 2018


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Fifth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding – Ken ...

30 January 2018

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Chad: Livelihoods Manager

24 January 2018

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Call for Abstracts: Warfare, Environment, Social Inequality, and Pro-Sociab...

22 January 2018

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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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