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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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Afghanistan Opium Survey 2017: Cultivation and Production

UN Office on Drugs and Crime, 2017

The Afghanistan Opium Survey is implemented annually by the Ministry of Counter Narcotics (MCN) of Afghanistan in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)....

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Civilian Protection, Environmental Pollution and Conflict – A Role for the ...

Medicine, Conflict and Survival (Routledge), 2015

The impact of environmental pollution on public health is increasingly well documented in peacetime (WHO and UNEP 2015). Assessing and monitoring environmental risks has become a key function...

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Intergovernmental Organizations and Climate Security: Advancing the Researc...

Wiley, 2017

Climate-related security challenges are transnational in character, leading states to increasingly rely on intergovernmental organizations (IGOs)—such as the European Union and the North-Atlantic Treaty Organization—for policy solutions. While climate...

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Fifth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peacebuilding: Ken C...

30 January 2018

Washington, DC

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

25 March 2018

Troutdale, OR

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Save the Date: Fifth Al-Moumin Distinguished Lecture on Environmental Peace...

30 January 2018

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Using Science Diplomacy in the South China Sea

16 November 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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