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David Jensen
Head of ECP

Matti Lehtonen
Inter-Agency Affairs

Andrew Morton
Greening of Peacekeeping

Dag Seierstad
Extractive Resources
and Environmental Change

Pauliina Upla
Environmental Peacebuilding

Katrine Sorensen
Renewable Energy

View UNEP Expert Group
on Conflict and Peacebuilding

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo and McGill University developed a series of edited volumes that assess experiences in strengthening post-conflict peacebuilding through natural resource management. This four-year research and publication project has yielded more than 150 peer-reviewed case studies and analyses by over 230 scholars, practitioners, and decision makers from 55 countries. These case studies and analyses have been assembled into a set of six edited books, each focusing on a specific aspect of post-conflict peacebuilding (click on each publication for a detail of the contents of each book, including authors, topics, articles, and article abstracts):

Additionally, a synthesis book will summarize the lessons learned in each of the 6 edited volumes:

  • Post-Conflict Peacebuilding and Natural Resources: the Promise and the Peril.

In their diversity and number, these books represent the most significant collection to date of experiences, analyses, and lessons in managing natural resources to support post-conflict peacebuilding.

Four of the books have already been launched. “High-Value Natural Resources and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding” was launched in January 2012, “Assessing and Restoring Natural Resources in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding" was launched in October 2012, “Land and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding” was launched in March 2013 and "Water and Post-Conflict Peacebuilding" was launched in March 2014. These books can be ordered online here. The remaining books in this series will be published in 2014. 

For more information on these publications please click here. More information on the partnership and the books can be found at Environmental Law Institute

For more information on the books please contact David Jensen, Head of ECP at UNEP:, Carl Bruch, Senior Attorney and Co-Director of International Programs at ELI:, Mikiyasu Nakayama from the University of Tokyo:, or Jon Unruch from McGill University: