Dr Georgina Lloyd Rivera is the Regional Coordinator (Asia and the Pacific) of Environmental Law and Governance for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). She joined the UNEP Regional Office after spending 12 years based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. During her time in Southeast Asia she has conducted research on environmental law and policy, heritage law, heritage and tourism management, and the development of good environmental governance. Georgina has been involved in capacity building for environmental law within Southeast Asia and has provided advice to government and non-government stakeholders on environmental law and policy issues.
Georgina has conducted both doctoral and postdoctoral research on heritage law and policy at Angkor World Heritage Site. During this time she has been the recipient of an Endeavour doctoral research fellowship and UNESCO research fellowship. Her doctoral research examined legal and policy approaches for the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage across Asia and particularly in Cambodia. During her postdoctoral fellowship she collaborated with the management authority for the Angkor World Heritage Site, the APSARA Authority, to develop safeguarding policies.
In recent years Georgina has been the Director of the SFS Center for Conservation and Development Studies in Cambodia where her work focused on community based natural resource management, protected areas management, climate change, traditional practice and environmental governance. Georgina holds a PhD in Law, Master in Environmental Law and Bachelor in Environmental Science (Hons 1) from the University of Sydney. She can be contacted at georgina.lloyd [at] un.org