Dr. David R. Boyd is one of Canada's leading experts in environmental law and policy and an adjunct professor in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University. He has advised the governments of Canada, Sweden, and Iceland on environmental and constitutional issues and is the co-chair of Vancouver's Greenest City Action Team along with Mayor Gregor Robertson. He is a member of the IUCN's Commission on Environmental Law, the Global Network for the Study of Human Rights and the Environment, the Forum for Leadership on Water, and the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide (ELAW). David Boyd is the author of several bestselling and award-winning books as well as more than a hundred publications related to environmental law and policy, including Unnatural Law: Rethinking Canadian Environmental Law and Policy. His current research focuses on the effects of enshrining environmental rights and responsibilities in national constitutions.
Preface 1 Canada Needs Constitutional Environmental Rights 2 The Pros and Cons of the Right to a Healthy Environment 3 The History of Environmental Rights in Canada 4 Green Constitutions in Other Countries 5 Lessons Learned: Implementing Environmental Rights and Responsibilities 6 International Law and Environmental Rights 7 What Difference Would the Right to a Healthy Environment Make in Canada? 8 Pathways for Greening Canada's Constitution 9 Prospects for Change Appendices Notes References Index