Wednesday, November 20th, 2013...11:22 am
UNEP, ELI, and Partners Launch Global Knowledge Platform for Environmental Peacebuilding
Who said that peacebuilding and the environment are two separate things?! At the nexus of environmental policies and conflict resolution, more and more research is being done to analyze the inherent problems of resource scarcity, pollution and reconstruction in the wake of peace agreements and post-war transformation efforts. Thanks to the initiative of various institutions and research centers, scholars and practitioners are merging their work, research and experience and provide a platform for users who value multidisciplinary approaches and backgrounds.
This new website is providing users with free access to dozens of case studies as well as teaching and training materials on the role of natural resources in peacebuilding. The website was launched by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, and McGill University on November 6th.
Launched on the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, the website will serve as a global platform for sharing information, experiences, and learning on the linkages between natural resources, conflict, and peace. The knowledge platform is made possible through the generous support of the Government of Finland, the United States Agency for International Development, the European Union, the EU- UN Partnership on Land and Natural Resources, and other partners.