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Cleaner, Greener, Healthier

A Prescription for Stronger Canadian Environmental Laws and Policies

by (author) David R. Boyd

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Category
Environmental, Public Health, Environmental Conservation & Protection
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774830461
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774830478
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $34.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774830492
    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
    $34.99

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Description

In Cleaner, Greener, Healthier, David R. Boyd sets out to remedy Canada’s environmental health problems. He begins by assessing the environmental burden of disease, identifies its unequal distribution, and estimates the associated economic costs. He then compares Canada’s environmental laws and policies with those in the US, Australia, and the EU, delivering a provocative diagnosis of the causes of Canada’s second-rate standards. Finally, he prescribes legal remedies that will enable Canada to catch up with the world’s environmental leaders while delivering substantial health and economic benefits.

About the author

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 and The Right to a Healthy Environment: Revitalizing Canada's Constitution. His current research focuses on the effects of enshrining environmental rights and responsibilities in national constitutions.

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Editorial Reviews

Boyd does not disappoint in delivering another sweeping, well-researched interdisciplinary overview of the difficult challenge of linking environmental regulation to health in Canada. He makes a compelling case for law reform and, along the way, documents emerging and less well-known areas of environmental harm, such as intergenerational health impacts and the mental health benefits of nature.

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