Richard Evanoff

School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication, Aoyama Gakuin University

Bio

Richard Evanoff teaches environmental ethics and intercultural ethics in the School of International Politics, Economics, and Communication at Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan. He holds an M.A. from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. from the Institute for Environment, Philosophy, and Public Policy at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. His main research interest is in how dialogue on environmental and development issues can be effectively conducted across cultures.

Evanoff was a speaker at the U.N. Conference on Dialogue Among Civilizations in 2001 and an invited participant at the Pew Whale Symposium held at the United Nations University in 2008. Evanoff is the author of numerous articles on both environmental ethics and intercultural ethics, and of the book Bioregionalism and Global Ethics: A Transactional Approach to Achieving Ecological Sustainability, Social Justice, and Human Well-being, published by Routledge in 2011.

He is a member of the International Society for Environmental Ethics and the International Society for Universal Dialogue. He has also been active in various grassroots organizations and NGOs concerned with social and environmental issues, including the Planet Drum Foundation and Friends of the Earth Japan.

Featured Work

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42507736@N02/5842782525/in/photostream">Steve Dunleavy</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

AUG 10, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Can Bioregionalism Go Global Before Collapse?

Bioregionalism proposes an alternative future in which overconsumption is drastically reduced, the natural environment is preserved, and proactive measures are taken to provide basic needs.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42507736@N02/5981411543/in/photostream/">Steve Dunleavy</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

AUG 9, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: The Practice of Bioregionalism

Through local governance, appropriate technologies, and the occasional confederation for solving big problems, bioregionalism promotes human flourishing along with natural sustainability.

CREDIT: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/42507736@N02/5957956718/">Steve Dunleavy</a> (<a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en">CC</a>).

AUG 3, 2012 Article

Policy Innovations Digital Magazine (2006-2016): Briefings: Building Bioregional Politics for an Ecological Civilization

The developed countries need to learn to live more sustainably within the confines of the local resources available to them rather than exploiting the resources ...