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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

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A Diamantine Struggle: Redefining Conflict Diamonds in the Kimberley Proces...

Chatham House, 2015

Diamonds are forever. But what of the definition of conflict diamonds used by the Kimberley Process (KP)? Despite the fact that civil society has raised attention to...

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Conflict over a Hydropower Plant Project Between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

International Journal of Water Resources Development, 2015

Following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Central Asian countries struggled to reach an agreement on the use of their shared fresh water resources. The conflict between Tajikistan...

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Map of ISIS' Footprint Across Iraq and Syria Featuring Oil Infrastructure [...

Business Insider, 2015

This infographic was recently published by Business Insider. The map, produced by RBC Capital Markets' Helina Croft and her team, shows where ISIS' footprint across Iraq and Syria overlaps...

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Course on Climate Change: Security Challenges and Solutions

12 October 2015

Geneva, Switzerland

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Online Information Session for the Certification in Environment, Peace, and...

19 October 2015


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Cambodia: Protesters March Against Land Grabs on World Habitat Day

7 October 2015

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Sudan: Sudanese Gold Output to Reach Record 80 Tonnes This Year

6 October 2015

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The Kimberley Process at Ten: Reflections on a Decade of Efforts to End the...


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

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