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Boykin G Smith

A 27-year-old community organizer and climate justice advocate from The Bahamas. He began his youth advocacy as the Jr. Minister of Tourism and Youth Parliamentarian for The Bahamas in 2011. He holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Political Studies with a minor in Economics from Trent University in Ontario, Canada. While at Trent he served in various leadership roles, championing global citizenry and environmentalism as an Executive Director and the Vice President of Campaigns and Equity for the student's union. He received many accolades and was selected as the university's first 3M National Student Fellowship nominee. Boykin was also conferred an LL.B (Juris Doctor) degree from the University of Southampton in Southampton, UK and is currently pursuing the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) and LL.M in Economic Crime at City, the University of London in London UK with a focus on corporate taxes. Boykin's passion for accountable global governance has inspired his academic and volunteer decisions at and after university.

He ran for public office as an Independent Candidate for the constituency of Garden Hills. In 2021, he was selected to participate in the Virtual Caribbean Youth Parliament on Climate Justice hosted by CCJP in collaboration with the Caribbean Regional Youth Council (CRYC). Subsequently, he was the first elected Secretary and Head of the Secretariat for CRYC and now serves as a CCJP Ambassador.

Boykin G Smith

He is very humbled to have spoken on the impact of climate change on the economic sectors and proposed a Global Carbon Tax to finance a loss & damage fund into the resolution, and at the 'Consultation for ‘Stockholm+50: a healthy planet for the prosperity of all- our responsibility, our opportunity'. From time to time Boykin volunteers for NGOs and enjoys engaging in politics at all levels. He aims to continue writing and speaking on environmental issues and contributing to the climate justice movement as best as he can. 

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