Understanding Environmental Peacebuilding

Project leader

Florian Krampe, PhD 

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.


Krampe, F. 2017. (forthcoming) Towards Sustainable Peace: A New Research Agenda for Post-Conflict Natural Resource Management. Global Environmental Politics 17 (4). [Impact Factor: 2.316].

​Krampe, F. 2016. Water for peace? Post-conflict water resource management in KosovoCooperation and Conflict http://doi.org/10.1177/0010836716652428;[Impact Factor: 1.375]

Krampe, Florian. 2016. Empowering Peace: Service Provision and State legitimacy in Peacebuilding in NepalConflict, Security, and Development 16 (1): 53-73.

Krampe, Florian. 2016. Community Empowerment vs. State Stability? Lessons From Nepal’s Micro-Hydropower Projects. New Security Beats. Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Krampe, Florian. 2014. Nepal’s Micro-Hydropower Projects Have Surprising Effect on Peace Process. New Security Beats. Washington DC: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Krampe, Florian. 2014. Climate Change Mitigation, Peacebuilding, and Resilience. Carnegie Ethics Online New York: Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Kostic, R., Florian Krampe & Ashok Swain. 2012. Liberal Statebuilding and Environmental Security: The International Community Between Trade-Off and Carelessness. In: The Security-Development Nexus: Peace, Conflict and Development', edited by Ramses Amer, Ashok Swain and Joakim Öjendal. London: Anthem Press, 2012, 41-64.

Swain, A. & Krampe, F. 2011. Stability and Sustainability in Peace Building: Priority Area for Warfare Ecology. In G.E. Machlis, T. Hanson, Z. Špirić & J.E. Mckendry (eds.) Warfare Ecology. Springer Netherlands, 199-210.