ELI and Partners Launch Massive Open Online Course to Make Natural Resources a Source of Cooperation Rather Than Conflict
March 2018

(Washington, DC): Yesterday, the Environmental Law Institute, U.N. Environment, and partner organizations launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Environmental Security & Sustaining Peace, providing an in-depth introduction to the multiple roles that natural resources and the environment play in the onset, escalation, and resolution of, and recovery from violent conflicts.

Livelihoods Development Critical to Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Economic Recovery—New Study
April 2015

(WASHINGTON, DC and GENEVA) In the wake of armed conflict, rebuilding livelihoods is critical to peacebuilding and economic redevelopment, according to a new study launched today by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, McGill University, and Tufts University.  

Strengthening Post-Conflict Security and Diplomacy

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) and the Global Infrastructure Fund (GIF) Research Foundation Japan are undertaking a project — with the support of the Center for Global Partnership (CGP) of the Japan Foundation — to improve post-conflict security and diplomacy. In particular, the project examines how natural resource management and infrastructure redevelopment can improve security, diplomacy, and peacebuilding after a conflict.

Addressing Environmental Consequences of War

The past century has seen the development of particularly devastating military technologies. The horrific consequences of armed conflict affect more than just the innocent victims of a war zone. Military conflict has also wrought large-scale environmental devastation, whether in the jungles of Vietnam, the deserts and seas of the Persian Gulf, or the mountains of Africa. This destruction is occurring despite a large body of legal and moral prescriptions that require military actions to focus on combatants.