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Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Klaus TÖPFER Founding Director, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V., Former Federal Minister, Federal Republic of Germany, Potsdam

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1968 Doctorate, University of Münster
1971-1978 Head of Planning and Information, State of Saarland
1978-1979 Professor and Director, Institute for Spatial Research and Planning, University of Hannover
1978-1985 Secretary of State, Ministry for Social Affairs, Health and Environment, State of Rheinland-Pfalz
1985-1987 Minister for Environment and Health, State of Rheinland-Pfalz
1985-1986 Honorary Professor, Economic Faculty, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
1987-1994 Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
1994-1998 Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Housing and Urban Development
1998-2006 Executive Director, UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
2009-2015 Founding and Executive Director, IASS - Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam

Auszeichnungen

Federal Cross of Merit, 1986
German Award for Culture, 2010
Wilhelmine von Bayreuth Award, 2012
Inducted in the "Kyoto Earth Hall of Fame", 2012