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former ambassador

Klaus Töpfer, former ambassador.


Graduate economics, University Munster, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, 1968.


Assistant Central Institute Regional Planning, University Munster, 1965—1971. Lecturer University Vielefeld, 1965—1971. Head economics department Central Institute Regional Planning, Munster, 1970—1971.

Lecturer College Administrative Sciences, 1971—1978. Professor University Hanover, 1978—1979. Associate lecturer environmental and resource economics University Mainz, 1985—1986.

Head department planning and information State Chancellery Saarland, 1971—1978. Executive com Christian Democratic Union, Germany, 1977—1979. State secretary Minister Social Affairs, Health and Environmental, Rhineland, 1978—1985.

Vice chairman Christian Democratic Union, 1983—1987. Minister environmental and health Rhineland, 1985—1987. Federal minister Environmental, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Seafey, 1987—1994.

State chairman Christian Democratic Union, 1990—1995. Member German Bundestag, 1990—1998, federal minister house and construction, 1994—1998. Under secretary general, executive director environmental program United Nations, 1998.

Executive director United Nations Environmental Program, Nairobi, Kenya, 1998—2006.