Ligia Noronha is the Director of the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) at the UN Environment Program (UNEP). She was previously the Executive Director (Research Coordination) and Director of the Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India. She has a Masters in Economics from the University of Bombay, a Masters in Sea Use Law, Economics, and Policy, and a PhD from the London School of Economics. She has published nationally and internationally on issues relating to energy and resource security, climate policy, coastal management, responsible mining and resource federalism.

Dr. Noronha directs and manages a research agenda and team on environmental and resource governance, energy regulations, resource economics, policy and security, and trade and sustainable development. The Resources, Regulation and Global Security Division serves as a focal point for TERI’s research on studies and strategies for resources – conserving, sharing, responsible development, and use. Dr. Noronha also coordinates TERI’s work in Africa and the TERI-Norway Institutional Cooperation on energy security and climate change (2008-2013).

She serves/has served on several expert panels of the Government of India and the Government of Goa and on international panels relating to mining and sustainable development.