Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics

Ligia Noronha was appointed Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) in April 2014.
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.
Ligia Noronha has published internationally on issues relevant to energy and resource security, climate change, India’s environmental and coastal policy, responsible mining, and resource federalism.

She holds 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.