Panel 3: 
Revitalizing multi-lateral cooperation and action (Part 1: Energy, Climate & Resources)

Special Advisor on Sustainable development to the UN Global Compact

Brice Lalonde is Special Advisor on Sustainable development to the UN Global Compact. Prior to this, he had been UN Executive Coordinator for the Rio+20 conference during two years, from the preparation of the conference to the beginning of its implementation. Mr. Lalonde is a former French Ambassador for climate change international negotiations.

Prior to this, he served as French Minister for the Environment from 1988 to 1992, Chairman of the Round Table for Sustainable Development at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and Senior Advisor for the Environment to the French Government. In addition, he held the position of Director of the Paris office of the Institute for a European Environment Policy. Mr. Lalonde graduated from the Sorbonne University with a degree in classics and law.

As French Minister for the Environment, he was strongly involved in global issues and contributed to the Basel Convention; Madrid Treaty on Antarctica; Whale Sanctuary; Ban on Ivory Trade; management of the Rio Climate Convention; world NGO meeting before Rio; creation of the GEF; contribution to the European Union Environmental Policy (water, waste, nature protection, nitrates, catalytic converters). At the national level included: setting up French laws on water and waste, coastline and mountain conservation regulations, setting up the French Agency for the Environment and Energy Efficiency (the ADEME), among others.

For more information about Brice Lalonde, visit the People for Global Transformation website.

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