Ligia Noronha

Ligia Noronha

Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE)

Ligia Noronha is the Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE). Since her appointment, she has guided UNEP DTIE in delivering its mandate of promoting environmental sustainability through technology, industry, and economic policy, and has led the implementation of three of UNEP’s seven sub-programmes, namely climate change, chemicals and waste, and resource efficiency. Prior to joining UNEP, Ligia Noronha served in TERI as Executive Director of Research Coordination and as Director of the Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division. 

From 2005 to 2011 she served as Secretary of the Asian Energy Institute and, from 2005 to 2009, as Coordinator of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP), South Asia. In 2004 and 2005, she was Team Leader of Ecosystem Approaches to Human Health at the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). Ligia Noronha has served on the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India, and on several expert committees of the Government of India and Goa, including the Expert Committee on Climate Change, the Western Ghats Ecology Expert Panel, and the Task Force on Natural Resources of the Commission on Centre State Relations.

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