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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

Coming 2014


Governance, Natural Resources, and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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

Coming 2014


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Water, Cooperation and Peace in the Middle East


Water, Cooperation, and Peace presents a multidisciplinary study of environmental peacebuilding. The paper’s primary objective is to assess the peacebuilding significance of a cooperative Israeli-Palesti-nian...

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Managing Conflict Over Natural Resources in Greater Kordofan, Sudan: Some R...

International Food Policy Research Institute, 2007

Despite the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement, which brought to an end 20 years of civil war in the Sudan, this country continues to experience smaller-scale conflicts, particularly around...

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Natural Resources and Conflict Management: The Case of Land

United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 2012

Africa in general and Eastern Africa in particular is the scene of many disputes related to land and natural resources. This is partly a result of the...

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The IV Conference of the Institute for Social and Economic Studies (IESE)

27 August 2014

Maputo, Mozambique

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Symposium: Post-war Development in Asia and Africa

1 September 2014

Colombo, Sri Lanka

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ECPR General Conference 2014

3 September 2014

Glasgow, Scotland

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Mideast Water Wars: In Iraq, A Battle for Control of Water

26 August 2014

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East Africa Oil Boom: Resource Curse or Infrastructure Delinquency?

26 August 2014

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Afghanistan: External Evaluator of a Food Security and Livelihoods Project

26 August 2014

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Extractive Industries and Conflict

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

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From Conflict to Peacebuilding

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