Portrait Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer 
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Prof. Dr. Klaus Töpfer

Until September 2015, Professor Dr. Klaus Toepfer was Managing Director of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, which he founded. He is a former Executive Director and Undersecretary General of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) in Nairobi (1998-2006), for which he has received several awards and honours.

In 2012 he was inducted into the “Kyoto Earth Hall of Fame”.

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