Ludwig Liagre is a Development Cooperation professional, specialist in Rio conventions (UNFCCC, CBD, UNCCD) implementation. As Programme Officer at the UNCCD, he supervises 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.