School of Policy Studies

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School of Policy Studies

Climate policy in action: Tackling the threat and creating low-carbon solutions 

Paul Evans

Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change

Thursday February 16, 2017,  12:00 pm 
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202

** Light lunch starts at 11:30 AM             All are Welcome

Climate change is a fact in our daily lives. Ontario recognizes the need to take immediate action and develop new climate policy. With the release of Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan, the launch of its Cap and Trade program and Strategy for a Waste-Free Ontario, the province is taking bold action to address climate change head-on.

This discussion will focus on how we work with our partners across government, jurisdictions within Canada and around the globe, industry and Indigenous Communities to set ambitious climate targets and develop a new generation of climate policy models. 

Paul Evans | February 16, 2017


Paul Evans

Deputy Minister
Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change


Paul Evans is Deputy Minister of the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. He has a strong commitment to public service and has extensive experience in the Ontario Public Service. Paul has been with the ministry for the last 7 years. Previously, Paul was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Integrated Environmental Policy Division. His first position with the ministry was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Programs Division. 

Paul has held numerous positions within the Ontario Public Service including: Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Investment Relations in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Assistant Deputy Minister of Infrastructure Policy and Planning in the Ministry of Public Infrastructure Renewal, and has also worked in the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, Cabinet Office, the Ontario Ministry of Finance, Management Board Secretariat and the former Ministry of Skills Development. 

Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto and a Master of Public Administration from Dalhousie University. He has also completed the Ivey Executive Program and is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School program in Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies.