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CIC YPN: In Conversation with UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment David Boyd
February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ESTFree
As the world watches nations mobilize to respond to COVID-19, it raises the question of whether the same can be done to address the serious health, economic, and social implications of climate change and issues surrounding environmental sustainability.
To help us understand the issues around global climate action, the CIC Young Professionals Network is being joined by the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment.
Dr. Boyd will speak to attendees on the connections between combatting climate change as well as a safe and sustainable environment and human rights.
This Q&A session will also include opportunities for questions from the audience.
About the Speaker:
David Boyd is an environmental lawyer & internationally renowned expert on human rights and the environment. In 2018, he was appointed as the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment. His career has included serving as the executive director of Ecojustice, appearing before the Supreme Court of Canada, & working as a special advisor on sustainability for Prime Minister Paul Martin. He co-chaired Vancouver’s effort to become the world’s greenest city by 2020. He is a member of the World Commission on Environmental Law, an expert advisor for the UN’s Harmony with Nature Initiative, & a member of the Environmental Law Alliance Worldwide. Boyd is the author of seven books and over 100 articles on environmental issues.