Halvard Buhaug takes over for Nils Petter Gleditschas leader of the CSCW Working Group *Environmental Factors in Civil War*on 1 July. Nils Petter has been the leader since the startup of the Centre in 2003 and has developed it into a productive and well functioning group. He now steps down as leader but will remain active in the group. Halvard Buhaug will further build on his work and largely continue on the same path but with a larger emphasis on disaggregate studies focusing on actors, and constellations of actors, in conflict.