Doctor Beatriz Garcia De Oliveira

Doctor Beatriz Garcia De Oliveira

Senior Lecturer,
School of Law


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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  • DipGradStud The Graduate Institute Geneva
  • PhD The Graduate Institute Geneva

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • School of Law


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Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2017
  • 200811 Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2018
  • 200977 Fundamentals of Australian Law, 2017



  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. (2011), 'The Amazon from an International Law Perspective', : Cambridge University Press 9780521769624.

Chapters in Books

  • Hassan, D. and Garcia de Oliveira, B. (2019), 'Contemporary marine environmental disputes', International Marine Environmental Law and Policy, Routledge 9781138651111.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. (2018), 'Carbon trading as a climate change mitigation tool', International Natural Resources Law, Investment and Sustainability, Routledge 9781138848702.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. and Calasans, J. (2015), 'Sustainable water resource management and the Amazon basin', Regional Environmental Law: Transregional Comparative Lessons in Pursuit of Sustainable Development, Edward Elgar Publishing 9781781951774.
  • Butt, S., Garcia de Oliveira, B., Parsons, J. and Stephens, T. (2013), 'Brazil and Indonesia : REaDD+y or not?', Law, Tropical Forests and Carbon: The Case of REDD+, Cambridge University Press 9781107028807.

Journal Articles

  • Morgan, E., Buckwell, A., Guidi, C., Garcia de Oliveira, B., Rimmer, L., Cadman, T. and Mackey, B. (2022), 'Capturing multiple forest ecosystem services for just benefit sharing : the Basket of Benefits Approach', Ecosystem Services, vol 55 .
  • Garcia De Oliveira, B. and Pauwels, L. (2022), 'The promise of cooperation in Latin America : building deforestation-free supply chains', AJIL Unbound, vol 116 , pp 360 - 366.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B., Foerster, A. and Lin, J. (2021), '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, vol 33, no 1 , pp 85 - 112.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B., Rimmer, L., Canal Vieira, L. and Mackey, B. (2021), 'REDD+ and forest protection on indigenous lands in the Amazon', Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law, vol 30, no 2 , pp 207 - 219.
  • Pereira, R. and Garcia de Oliveira, B. (2021), 'Editorial : the legal protection of the Amazon rainforest', Review of European Comparative and International Environmental Law, vol 30, no 2 , pp 157 - 161.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. and Lixinski, L. (2020), 'Beyond culture : reimagining the adjudication of Indigenous peoples' rights in international law', Intercultural Human Rights Law Review, vol 15, no 3 , pp 127 - 169.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. and 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 Journal of Environmental Law, vol 22, no 1 , pp 7 - 26.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B., Fang, M. and Lin, J. (2019), 'Marine plastic pollution in Asia : all hands on deck!', Chinese Journal of Environmental Law, vol 3, no 1 , pp 11 - 46.
  • Garcia de Oliveira, B. (2009), 'Exercising a community of interests : a comparison between the Mekong and the Amazon legal regimes', Hong Kong Law Journal, vol 39, no 2 , pp 421 - 456.

Conference Papers

  • Garcia de Oliveira, B., Gasques, J. and Bastos, E. (2004), 'Ecotourism in the Amazon', International Environmental Modelling and Software Society Conference, University of Osnabruck, Germany.

Other Publications

  • 2016, 'Training Manual on Developing Joint BioTrade and REDD+ Projects', Report
  • 2011, 'Local Governance, Anti-corruption and REDD+ in Latin America and the Caribbean: Exploring Synergies to Strengthen Transparency and Accountability', Report


Current Supervision

Thesis Title: Sustainable Port system in Bangladesh; Needs for Regulatory Reform.
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: Environmental Sustainability and Social Justice in a Changing World of Africa - Perspective from John Ruggie 'Remedy' Pillar
Field of Research:
Thesis Title: The Marine Pollution Control from Industrial Sources in Bangladesh: A Legal Study
Field of Research: Law, N.e.c.

Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: The Role of Smart Renewable Energy Regulation for Sustainable Development: The Case of Solar Electricity in Thailand
Field of Research: Law
Thesis Title: Climate Change: Impacts on the Socio-Economic Conditions of Fishing People in the Coastal Region of Bangladesh
Field of Research: International Law


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