Special Senior Advisor for Climate Change, Office of the President (OPR), Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Warren Evans has 41 years of sustainable development and climate change experience from multilateral development banks, private organizations, and other international organizations. He first joined ADB in March 1988 and during the 15-year tenure, he undertook progressing roles from Environmental Specialist to Director of the Environmental and Social Safeguards Division. In his last role, he provided overall direction and external representation for environmental programs, Green Environment Facility, Global Multilateral Environmental Agreements among others. From 2003 to 2013, he worked at World Bank as Environment Director and Senior Advisor for Sustainable Development. During this period, he led the establishment of the Climate Investment Funds and supported the Senior Management on a range of issues such as climate change, biodiversity conservation, and institutional operations. He served as Senior Advisor Consultant from 2013 to 2017 where he provided advisory service on a variety of strategic issues on sustainable development and climate change. He returned to ADB as Special Project Facilitator in September 2017. He has led the problem-solving function, keeping the accountability mechanism effective. He has also significantly contributed to ADB’s efforts in promoting climate initiatives through his support in the preparation of Climate COP 26. Warren Evans is appointed Special Senior Advisor (Climate Change), Office of the President (OPR) effective 18 September 2022. As Special Senior Advisor (Climate Change), he will lead the review of climate finance, improve the quality of climate projects, strengthen ADB’s external climate partnerships, and reinforce capacity development for climate change operation.