Beatriz Garcia De Oliveira

Beatriz is a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at Sydney Law School and a specialist in environmental law and forest governance and policy.

Beatriz Garcia holds a degree in Law and a Ph.D. in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. She worked in the Climate Change and Sustainable Development branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva, Switzerland, managing climate and biodiversity projects.

She was a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Climate and Environmental Law at Sydney Law School. She held positions as an advisor at government agencies in Brazil and several other organizations, such as the German Technical Cooperation, the Earth Council Geneva and various United Nations (UN) agencies. She was a project manager for Forests Alive Carbon & Climate Solutions, a Sydney-based company specializing in carbon markets.

Dr Garcia is the author of the book 'The Amazon from an International Law Perspective' published by Cambridge University Press in 2011, as well as journal articles, chapters in books and several technical reports for UN agencies, such as a report on climate finance that was discussed at the Climate Change Conference in Paris in 2015.

She has developed a comparative law study on biosphere reserve zonation in the Asia Pacific region (with Professor Donna Craig) funded by UNESCO (2018-2019). She was an awardee of the Western Sydney University Women’s Research Fellowship grant (2018-2019) to develop research on international shipping. This research was published in Oxford's Journal of Environmental Law.

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Beatriz's project publications

Fires on the Amazon fringes

Legal protection of the Amazon: Current and future Trends

The recent Amazon fires of 2019 and 2020 have heightened attention on the region and brought the question of Amazon conservation to the forefront of international debate. The crucial role of primary forests, such as the Amazon, in preventing catastrophic biodiversity loss and climate change is largely recognised in the scientific literature and in policy forums.
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REDD+ and forest protection on indigenous lands in the Amazon

This study focuses on REDD+ as a market-based mechanism in the voluntary carbon market. It assesses the viability of using REDD+ on Indigenous lands, in this case the Brazilian Amazon and examines three key aspects of REDD+: the legal, technical and market requirements.