Environmentalists, as professionals working to protect a common natural heritage as a whole, can see the conflict within a broader perspective: beyond the nationalist view. At the same time, environmentalists directly deal with the land in its national borders. For this they are a perfect group to trained to become change agents. Their work also leads them to deal with issues directly connected to the conflict, such as water or land conservation.
Enabling Palestinian and Jewish environmentalist to have constructive dialogue is key to the peace process, as they will be able to advance binational dialogue and projects benefiting the two societies in a field that is an important part of the negotiation process. Natural resources are disputed between Palestinians and Israelis.