Beatriz holds a PhD in International Law from The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland. She is also a Nationally Accredited Mediator. Beatriz joined the School of Law at Western Sydney University (WSU) in 2017. Prior to WSU, she has worked for Forests Alive, a carbon markets company based in Sydney, and also for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in Geneva.
She has also provided consultancy work for various United Nations’ agencies and environmental NGOs. Her areas of research are climate change law and carbon markets, forests, marine pollution and international shipping.
Beatriz has recently received a grant from UNESCO to develop a comparative law study on biosphere reserve zonation in the Asia Pacific region (with Professor Donna Craig) (2018-2019). She was an awardee of the WSU Women’s Research Fellowship grant (2018-2019) to conduct research on international shipping and greenhouse gas emissions. This research was published by Oxford’s Journal of Environmental Law in 2020.
- 2009, PhD in International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
- 2002, M.A. in International Law, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, Switzerland.
- Nationally Accredited Mediator, College of Law, Sydney, Australia.
- Bar Exam and Admission to Practice, Brazilian Bar Association, Brazil.
- 1998, Bachelor in Law, University of Brasilia, Brazil.
- International Environmental Law
- Climate Change Law
- Forests & Marine pollution
- International Shipping
Awards and Recognition
- Awardee of UNESCO grant to develop a comparative law study on biosphere reserve zonation in the Asia Pacific region (2018-2019).
- Awardee of WSU Women’s Research Fellowship (2018-2019) to conduct research on international shipping and greenhouse gas emissions.
- Guest Editor to the special edition on the ‘Amazon Rainforest,’ Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law (Forthcoming, 2021).
Garcia, B 2011, The Amazon from an International Law Perspective. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Garcia de Oliveira, B 2018, ‘Carbon Trading as a Climate Mitigation Tool’ in S. Alam, J. Razzaque, and J. Bhuiyan (eds), International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, Routledge.
Hassan, D & Garcia, B 2018, 'Contemporary Marine Environmental Disputes’ in D. Hassan and Md Saiful Karim (eds), International Marine Environmental Law and Policy, Routledge.
Garcia, B & Calasans, JT 2015, ‘Sustainable Water Resource Management and the Amazon Basin’ in W. Scholtz and J. Verschuuren (eds), Regional Environmental Law, Transregional Comparative Lessons in Pursuit of Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar Publishing.
Garcia, B, S. Butt, J. Parsons & T. Stephens 2013, 'Brazil and Indonesia : REaDD+y or not?', in R. Lyster, C. MacKenzie and C. McDermott, Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+, Cambridge University Press.
Garcia, B, Rimmer, L, Canal Vieira, L & and Mackey, B 2021 (forthcoming), ‘REDD+ and Forest Protection on Indigenous Lands in the Amazon,’ Forthcoming in Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law.
Garcia, B & Lixinski, L 2020, ‘Beyond Culture: Reimagining the Adjudication of Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in International Law,’ Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, pp 127-170.
Garcia, B, Foerster, A & Lin, J 2020, 'Net zero for the international shipping sector? An analysis of the implementation and regulatory challenges of the IMO Strategy on Reduction of GHG Emissions', Journal of Environmental Law, pp 1-28.
Garcia, B & Verschuuren, J 2019, ‘Complying with Australia’s Illegal Logging Laws: Tough Reality after a Soft Start? Lessons from the United States and the European Union’, Asia-Pacific Journa, l of Environmental Law, Vol. 22(1), vol 22, no 1, pp 7 – 26.
Garcia, B, Meng, F & Lin, J 2019, ‘All Hands on Deck: Addressing the Global Marine Plastics Pollution Crisis in Asia’ (2019) Chinese Journal of Environmental Law, Vol. 3, no 1 , pp 11 – 46.
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