Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Alain Lambert
Senior Advisor, Environment and Development Cooperation, Ramsar Convention Bureau, Switzerland


Name: Lambert, Alain, born 24/03/60, Belgian, married, 3 children


- Post-Graduate in Political Sciences and International Relations. 1982/1986
Université Libre de Bruxelles

- Master in International Law. 1986/1988
Université Libre de Bruxelles


Career details

Rural Development Assistant, Nicaragua, Fondation Dominique Pire - Voluntary work

Assistant to the UNIDO Country Director in Brazil.

Officer-in-Charge of the UNIDO Field Office for Argentina and Uruguay.

Development Officer, The World Conservation Union (IUCN)

Senior Environmental Advisor/Natural Resources Economics (DFID), PP/G7 Natural Resources Policy Programme (NRPP). Brazil

Senior Advisor on Environment and Development, Ramsar Convention Bureau.


Living abroad

  • 1960/1966 Federal Republic of Germany
  • 1967/1973 Rwanda
  • 1979/1980 USA
  • 1980/1981 Central America
  • 1990 Indonesia
  • 1991/1992 Brazil (Brasilia)
  • 1992/1993 Argentina
  • 1994/1997 Switzerland
  • 1997/2000 Brazil (Amapá)
  • 2000/… Gland (Switzerland)

Languages: French, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Flemish



  • Debt Swaps for Sustainable Development: A Practical Guide for NGOs; Jügen Kaiser and Alain Lambert, 72pp, IUCN-SDCO-EURODAD, Switzerland, 1996, ISBN 2-8317-0362-X
  • The Use of Non-Timber Forest Products, perspectives for Amazonia. Element of a Strategy for a Sustainable Economic Development. Alain Lambert, 24-30pp ,in Poema Tropic N°2, June/December 1998. In Portuguese.
  • Environmental Management in the Amazon: Why not Try Market Based Instruments? Alain Lambert, 8-18pp, in PoemaTropic N°6, July/Feb 2000.
  • Environmental Funds: much more than Financial Mechanisms. Alain Lambert, 63-75pp, proceeding of a DFID seminar on Economic Instruments for Environmental Management, Cuiaba, Brazil 22-23 March 2000
  • Identifying, Preparing and Drafting Project Proposals. Guidelines for Ramsar Contracting Parties and Partners. Alain Lambert, Nov. 2000, Official Publication of the Ramsar Bureau. In English, French and Spanish
  • Financing Global Sustainability: A Proposal for Multilateral Environment Agreements. Alain Lambert, in "Financing Global Sustainability" forthcoming UNU publication for the Rio+10 Conference. 01/2002