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David R. Boyd

David R. Boyd
  • UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment. Associate Professor, University of British Columbia.

Dr. David R. Boyd is the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment and an associate professor of law, policy, and sustainability at the University of British Columbia, jointly appointed at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the School of Public Policy and Global Affairs.

Boyd is also the author of nine books and over 100 reports and articles on environmental law and policy, human rights, and constitutional law, plus a novel. His books include Thirst for Justice (2020), The Rights of Nature (2017), The Optimistic Environmentalist (2015), and The Environmental Rights Revolution (2012).

He lives on S,Dayes/Pender Island in Canada with his partner and their daughter, loves to run, hike, kayak and cycle, and is the world record holder in the Barnacleman Triathlon!