Mr. Evans' main responsibilities include overseeing the implementation of the Bank’s Environment Strategy, in particular, for integrating environmental objectives in lending and non-lending operations; providing leadership to the global environment agenda with internal and external stakeholders including the expansion and strengthening of global environmental partnerships. Evans is also a key spokesperson for the Bank on climate change and related programs, such as Carbon Finance, with a primary responsibility of implementing and integrating climate concerns into operational work.
Mr. Evans, a US national, joined the World Bank in July 2003. From 1988 to 2003, he held technical and managerial positions at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) - his last ADB position was the Director for the Environment and Social Safeguards Division based in the Philippines. Prior to that, Mr. Evans work on environmental issues in developing countries included serving as advisor to the Thai National Environment Board from 1978-1981 and as Managing Director of an international environmental consulting firm based in Asia from 1982-1987.
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Updated September 2010