David R. Boyd is one of Canada’s leading experts in environmental law and policy. He is an Adjunct Professor in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and is a former Trudeau Scholar at the Institute for Resources, Environment and Sustainability at the University of British Columbia. Boyd has advised many governments–from Canada to Sweden—on environmental and constitutional issues. He is the co-chair of Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Team along with Mayor Gregor Robertson.
Boyd’s current research focuses on the effects of enshrining the constitutional right to live in a healthy environment, a right now recognized in at least 100 nations. In addition to his eight books, Boyd also wrote Sustainability Within a Generation: A New Vision for Canada, and more than 100 articles on environmental issues in publications ranging from The Globe and Mail to the Canadian Medical Association Journal. He is currently writing a book on the rights of Nature.
David is the former Executive Director of the Sierra Legal Defence Fund (now Ecojustice), Canada’s leading public interest environmental law organization. He lives on Pender Island in British Columbia with his wife Margot Venton and their daughter Meredith.