Mandated to assist the Middle East peace process through environmental diplomacy, MEDRC, the last surviving institution of that process, has survived through an institutional and operational approach to conflict resolution separate from the rest of the process. Understanding its transferable approach is important in fields of environmental diplomacy and conflict resolution not only in the context of combating transboundary climate and environmental threats but of using these threats as entry points into a peace process. As the international community grapples with the need for a credible solution to the intractable conflict in Israel and Palestine, the MEDRC approach has implications for the process design of a revived and reformed Middle East peace process. The aim of this article is to present for the first time the detailed elements of the MEDRC Model and underpinning Conflict Resolution Process Guidelines, and to examine implications for environmental peacebuilding in general and a for a revived Middle East peace process.



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