Ligia Noronha

Director, Economy Division, UN Environment

Ligia Noronha is an economist with over 25 years of international professional experience in promoting environmental sustainability.

She is Director of the UN Environment Programme (UN Environment), the Economy Division, which works to shift economies from brown to green with a strategic focus on decarbonizing, decoupling, and detoxifying. Ms. Noronha acts as Lead Director of three of the seven UN Environment’s sub-programmes, namely climate change, chemicals and waste, and resource efficiency, and leads the emerging agenda on Environment/Pollution and Health. She has previously served in The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), the Asian Energy Institute and the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnerships (REEEP), South Asia as well as the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada. Ms. 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.

Ligia Noronha is speaking at the following WCEF2018 sessions:


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