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UN Special Rapporteur on human rights & environment and Associate Professor of Law, Policy and Sustainability, University of British Columbia

I am an environmental lawyer and expert in international human rights law. I'm the author of ten books and over 100 reports and articles on environmental law and policy, human rights, and constitutional law. My books include The Rights of Nature (ECW Press, 2017), The Optimistic Environmentalist (ECW Press, 2015), and The Environmental Rights Revolution (UBC Press, 2012).


  • –present
    UN Special Rapporteur on human rights & environment, University of British Columbia


  • 2010 
    UBC, PhD in Resource and Environmental Management