Western Law

deBoer, Stephen

LL.M., International Comparative Law (Georgetown); BA, Political Science (UWO); LL.B. (UWO)


Stephen de Boer is the Director General of Climate Change International (CCI) at Environment Canada. In this role, he promotes Canada’s environmental and economic interests in the development of a new agreement on climate change under the UNFCCC; engages with key countries in climate change multilateral and bilateral discussions, leads Canadian participation in international technology partnerships, and coordinates with federal departments having an interest in international climate change.

Prior to joining Environment Canada, Stephen has held various positions with the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada most recently as the Director of the Oceans and Environmental Law Division where he acted as lead counsel for Canada’s climate change negotiating team. He was also the Director of the Softwood Lumber Division from 2006-2007 and spent 11 years working for the Government of Ontario. Stephen has held a number of teaching appointments including at the Faculty of Law, University of Western Ontario, Osgoode Hall Law School and at the Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in Cleveland, Ohio.

Stephen is a graduate of the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario and received his Master of Laws from Georgetown University. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and of the Advisory Board of the Canada-US Law Institute.

Teaching In 2013-2014

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