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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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Resources and Governance in Sierra Leone’s Civil War

Journal of Development Studies, 2016

We empirically investigate the role of natural resources, and governance in explaining variation in the intensity of conflict during the 1991–2002 civil war in Sierra Leone. As a...

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Crop Prospects and Food Situation Quarterly Global Report

Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN, 2018

FAO assesses that globally 37 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Conflicts continue to be the main factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity. Weather shocks...

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Free, Prior and Informed Consent: How to Rectify the Devastating Consequenc...

Perspectives in Ecology and Conservation, 2017

The paper focuses on one of the topics of key concern for both indigenous peoples and the mining sector, namely the corporate responsibility to respect indigenous peoples’ right...

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Capacity Building in Environmental Conflict: An Intensive 30-Hour Workshop

25 March 2018

Troutdale, OR

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AAG Annual Meeting

10 April 2018

New Orleans, LA

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Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: First Response in Conflicts & Natural Disaster...

21 March 2018

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Emergency Management Specialist

21 March 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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