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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 over 150 case studies and other analyses from over 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... 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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Wildlife Decline and Social Conflict

Science , 2014

U.S. President Obama's recent creation of an interagency task force on wildlife trafficking reflects growing political awareness of linkages between wildlife conservation and national security. However, this and similar...

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Water for Peace

USAID, 2014

From the congested, chaotic cities of Nigeria to the dusty pastoral villages of Kenya, lack of water can often lead to violent conflicts between ethnic, religious, and...

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The Road to the Two Sudans

Cambridge Scholars, 2014

One chapter of this volume, by Sam L. Laki, titled “The Role of Oil in the Sudanese Civil War,” explores the impact of the discovery of oil...

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National Security and Climate Change: What Do We Need to Know?

29 July 2014

Washington, DC

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Workshop: The Global Environmental History of World War I in Perspective

4 August 2014

Washington, DC

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Fourth Global International Studies Conference

6 August 2014

Frankfurt, Germany

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South China Sea: Maritime Disputes Could Lead to War

28 July 2014

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Decline in Wildlife Aggravates Human Conflict - study

28 July 2014

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China/Vietnam: Did China Blink in the South China Sea?

27 July 2014

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Geography of Development

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Geography of Conflict

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

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