Understanding Environmental Peacebuilding

Project Overview

Project Leader

Project Period

  • 2011 –ongoing

Project Description

This project is focusing on environmental peacebuilding, as the link between post-conflict peacebuilding and environmental governance and natural resource management. Questions this project deals with are: What role does environmental peacebuilding play in peacebuilding processes? How does environmental peacebuilding relate to “positive peace”? How do we measure and evaluate environmental peacebuilding?

The focus is in particular on how peacebuilding in Nepal and Sri Lanka is affected by climate change mitigation, renewable energy production, and micro-hydropower projects. In another segment of the project the influence of global environmental governance, in particular water resource management, during the peacebuilding process in Kosovo is studied. In sum the project contributes to our understanding the connection between the environment and peace processes.