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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

Coming 2016


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Colombia Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection

European Commission, 2015

Colombia has more than 6.4 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), the world's second largest number of cases after Syria. Despite ongoing peace negotiations, many regions, especially rural ones,...

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El medio ambiente: la víctima olvidada

Semana Sostenible, 2015

Entre 1958 y 2013 el conflicto armado les arrancó la vida a 220.000 colombianos, 176.000 de ellos eran civiles. En las últimas tres décadas los paramilitares perpetraron...

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Oil and Diamonds as Causes of Civil War in sub-Saharan Africa under what Co...

ColombiaInternacional 70, 2009

Recent research has increasingly questioned the link between natural resources and violent conflict while stressing the importance of resource-specific context conditions under which internal conflicts become more likely....

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Columbia University Environment, Peace, and Security Certification- Informa...

8 February 2016

New York City

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Special Institute on Human Rights Law and the Extractive Industries

18 February 2016

Panama City, Panama

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Liberia: Natural Resources Justice Advisor

4 February 2016

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Iraq: Iraq Awards Contract for Repairing 'Most Dangerous Dam in the World'

2 February 2016

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Diamonds in War, Diamonds for Peace: Diamond Sector Management and Kimberli...


Case Study from Vol. 1: High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding

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Bankrupting Peace Spoilers: Can Peacekeepers Curtail Belligerents' Access t...


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