• sirleaf :
  • sachs :
  • topfer :
  • gorbachev :


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

Available Now


Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: David Jensen, Steve Lonergan

Available Now


Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Jon Unruh, Rhodri C. Williams

Available Now


Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Erika Weinthal, Jessica Troell, Mikiyasu Nakayama

Available Now


Livelihoods, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Helen Young, Lisa Goldman

Coming 2014


Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

Editors: Carl Bruch, Carroll Muffett, Sandra S. Nichols

Coming 2015


Recent Library Additions

Show All Library Entries


Improving Natural Resource Management in Sudan: A Strategy for Effective St...

USIP, 2010

This study examines links between natural resources and effective statehood, in both northern and southern Sudan, following the planned January 2011 referendum on southern Sudan’s potential secession. The study...

View Item


Silas and Community Mapping

Sustainable Development Institute (SDI), 2014

Silas Siakor, environmental activist and Goldman Prize Winner, and the Sustainable Development Institute (SDI) have been working on community mapping throughout Liberia for many years. Their work is...

View Item


Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis (CFSVA:): Ethiopia

Ethiopia Central Statistical Agency and the World Food Programme, 2014

Although Ethiopia has come a long way in reducing poverty and food insecurity, widespread poverty and food insecurity still persist. The country is prone to drought, which...

View Item


TEDx Geneva Logo




View All


Conflict Resolution in Natural Resource Governance: The Role of Religion

5 November 2014

Copenhagen, Denmark

Read More


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War...

6 November 2014

Read More


Seminar: Conflict Minerals 2014: Looking Back and Looking Ahead

6 November 2014

Chicago, Illinois

Read More




View All


Darfur/Sudan: Oil in Darfur Waiting to Be Explored - Expert

23 October 2014

Read More


New York: Peacebuilding Officer for Economic Issues, UNOPS

22 October 2014

Read More


Conflict Minerals: Catholic Bishops Press EU on Conflict Minerals

22 October 2014

Read More



Top Downloads

Search All


Extractive Industries and Conflict

Download Item


From Conflict to Peacebuilding

Download Item


Livelihoods, Power and Choice: the Vulnerability of the Northern Rizaygat, ...

Download Item