April 8, 2014

Fresh water nourishes crops, hydrates rural and urban populations alike, and generates energy in countries around the world. Streams and rivers provide natural transportation routes for huge volumes of local and international trade, connecting town-to-town and nation-to-nation.

Our oceans are not only rife with aquatic habitats and fish, but are also home to increasingly valuable sources of energy in the forms of offshore oil, wind, and gas. As we invent new ways to use our ocean resources, the number of competing interests multiplies and the factors determining how we prioritize these resources roll and shift under our feet.

December 17, 2013

CBI Board Member Colin Rule is awarded the 2013 Mary Parker Follett Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution.

October 23, 2013

The Consensus Building Institute, in collaboration with the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and the MIT-Harvard Public Disputes Program, has produced a guide for state environmental and natural resource agencies that wish to use more collaborative approaches to engagement.

August 2, 2013

"My job is to listen, and to encourage others to be excellent listeners." Mil Niepold discusses four key elements that create and maintain a strong verification system.

July 17, 2013

CBI and MIT's Science Impact Collaborative have recently been selected as finalists in MIT's Climate CoLab contest.

June 20, 2013

CBI facilitated a WWF Forests Meeting in Panama, leading to collaborative, productive, and insightful work on how to meet WWF’s strategic forest goals in a unified way.

June 20, 2013

Land use disputes are increasingly taking up our time and producing unsatisfying results. A new approach to resolving conflict based on mutual gains may provide a better way to manage the most challenging situations.

June 17, 2013

CBI and the Lincoln Institute of Land Use are pleased to announce the release of a new book, "Land in Conflict: Managing and Resolving Land Use Disputes". This practical guide to addressing land use conflict with the mutual gains approach was written by Ona Ferguson, CBI Senior Associate; Pat Field, CBI Managing Director; and, Sean Nolon, Director of the Dispute Resolution Program at Vermont Law School.

May 22, 2013

Pat Field is featured in a podcast discussing 4 ways to move land use decisions in the right direction.

April 26, 2013

CBI Senior Mediator, Mil Niepold, is lead adviser for Mondelez International's Cocoa Life monitoring, evaluation and verification framework. The Wall Street Journal published a press release detailing Cocoa Life's increased commitments to promote women's empowerment in cocoa farming.

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