The Environmental Peacebuilding Community of Practice considers how natural resources and the environment generate conflict and instability, and how they can contribute to peacebuilding and stability. It provides a global forum where researchers, practitioners, and decision makers can share experiences and lessons; access research and news items; network through social media; and learn about events, jobs, and other opportunities in this emerging field. The Community of Practice was launched in in November 2013 by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in partnership with the University of Tokyo and McGill University.


To join our growing global community, please click here. Members of the Community of Practice receive the Environmental Peacebuilding Update every two weeks, which highlights recent developments in the field including new publications, upcoming conferences, calls for papers, job openings, blogs and commentary, and selected international news related to natural resources, conflict, and peace. To view past issues of the Update, please click here


Researchers and practitioners in the Washington, DC area are invited to participate in the meetings of the Environmental Peacebuilding Working Group, an informal forum that meets on a quarterly basis to discuss recent developments and initiatives in the field.


For those who would like to engage more actively in discussions or receive information more frequently, the Community of Practice encourages members to:




Join our  LinkedIn group, which hosts moderated discussion forums and items of professional interest.




Follow us on Twitter (@EnvPeacebuild ) for the latest news.




Like us on Facebook, where we share selected articles and announcements of broader interest.