Ludwig Liagre is a Development Cooperation professional, specialist in Rio conventions (UNFCCC, CBD, UNCCD) implementation. Previously he operated as Climate Change Specialist at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and as Programme Officer at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), where he supervised work on Land Degradation Neutrality Transformative Projects and Programmes. He holds MScs in Agricultural Sciences & Environmental Economics from AgroParisTech, France and a MBA from Le Collège des Ingénieurs, France-Germany. Between 2009 and 2014 he operated as forest policy and finance advisor for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) in Middle East North Africa and Latin America, implementing projects at the interface of the three Rio conventions. From 2014 to 2017 he advised public and private organizations as international consultant. He worked with development cooperation agencies such as GIZ, UNDP and FAO. He is currently enrolled as PhD candidate on National Forest Funds at the University of Padova, Italy.