Evans, Beth Jean



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International Relations


Development Studies


Steven Bernstein
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Evans, Beth Jean


The many shades of REDD: Explaining variance in the interpretation and implementation of the Reducing Emissions from Avoided Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) mechanism in Latin America


Evans, B.J. & Zizzo, L. (forthcoming). Economic Tools to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions. In, Laura Zizzo and Travis Allan (Eds.), The Legal Climate: Primer on Climate Change Law and Policy in Canada. Thompson Reuters.

Evans, B.J. (2014). The Plurinational State of Bolivia’s Consideration of Ethics and Justice in Formulating Climate Change Policies. In, Donald A. Brown and Prue Taylor (Eds.), Ethics and Climate Change: A Study of National Commitments. IUCN Environmental Policy and Law Paper No. 86, pp. 15-24.

Evans, B.J. (2011). Implications of the Gold Standard Certification Scheme for the Perceived Legitimacy of the Clean Development Mechanism. Inquiry & Insight, 4(1), 47-60.

Evans, B.J. (2010). Justice, equality and the ethical implications of the Clean Development Mechanism. Paterson Review, 10, 11-24.

Evans, B.J. (2008, January). The Clean Development Mechanism: Hope for the future? Green Perspectives Magazine (online). Toronto, ON: University of Toronto.

Research Interests

Global Environmental Governance (forests and climate change); REDD+; Clean Development Mechanism; Environmental Ethics and Justice; North-South Environmental Relations; Latin American Comparative Politics; Bolivia; Peru

Previous Degrees

BA (honours, with distinction) from University of Toronto in International Relations (major) with minors in history and political science; Senior thesis title: The Clean Development Mechanism and the Prospects for Sustainable Development and Emissions Reduction, MA in International Development Studies from Dalhousie University; Thesis title: North-South Relations Under the Clean Development Mechanism: Bridging the Divide or Widening the Gap?

Teaching Experience

Dalhousie University (Department of Philosophy); PHIL2480 – Environmental Ethics, PHIL2485 – Technology and the Environment, University of Toronto (Department of Political Science): POL208 – Introduction to International Relations*, POL101 – Democracy, Dictatorship, War and Peace: An introduction, University of Toronto (School for Environment), ENV333 – Ecological Worldviews, ENV223 – Environmental Research Skills, ENV221 – Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment*, ENV222 – Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Environment*, (*denotes Head TA)