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About Environmental Peacebuilding

From 2008 to present, the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, and McGill University have led a five-year global research initiative to analyze experiences in post-conflict peacebuilding and natural resource management, identify lessons, and raise awareness of those lessons among practitioners, researchers, and decision makers.  The initiative is producing six edited books (published by Earthscan) that include over 150 case studies and other analyses from more than 60 conflict-affected countries and territories, written by 225 researchers, practitioners, and decision makers from around the world.  A seventh overarching book (published by Cambridge University Press) synthesizes the findings across resources, peacebuilding activities, and countries.  Building on this unprecedented body of research, we converting the learning into action, while we continue to examine approaches to more effectively manage resources to support peacebuilding.


This initiative is a collaborative effort of the Environmental Law Institute, the United Nations Environment Programme, McGill University and the University of Tokyo:

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Participating Organizations

We have been working closely with the following institutions to collect, disseminate, and operationalize lessons on environmental peacebuilding: 





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This initiative was made possible by the support of: 











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Contact Us:

For more information, please contact:

Carl Bruch
Co-Director of International Programs
The Environmental Law Institute
2000 L Street, NW, Suite 620
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 939-3879