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GRAS Advisory Board

GRAS has been set up and will be continuously further developed through a multi-stakeholder process, involving representatives of private companies, the research sector, NGOs, development organizations, sustainability certification schemes and administrations. Together with our project partners, the GRAS Advisory Board forms a sound decision basis for the further strategic development of GRAS through external expert advice and scientific oversight in the key areas of competence of GRAS.

The GRAS Advisory Board was set by the end of 2017 and meets on a quarterly basis to discuss and decide upon strategic steps of GRAS and exchange on latest important developments within the areas of remote sensing, zero-deforestation supply chains, carbon stocks, social indices, renewable resources, agricultural markets and forestry. GRAS is proud to be able to count on the following Advisory Board Members:

 

 

Dr (rer.-nat.) Kurt P. Günther

Kurt studied physics at the University Munich. He finished his thesis about airborne laser fluorescence remote sensing of the ocean at the University of Oldenburg. For more than 25 years he joined the German Aerospace Center developing laser fluoro-sensors for vegetation monitoring, algorithms for operational data processing of satellite data (AVHRR, MODIS, MERIS, Landsat), radiative transfer models and global models for biosphere-atmosphere interaction. Now he works as independent remote sensing consultant.

 

 

Prof Gernot Klepper Ph.D.

Kiel Institute for the World Economy
Research Area “The Environment and Natural Resources
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Gernot Klepper is an economist and received his Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics. He is a senior researcher at the Kiel Institute for the World Economy where he was for many years head of the Department "Environmental and Resource Economics". Besides his research activities on climate change, energy, and land use issues he was and still is involved in numerous advisory functions such chair of the National Committee for Global Change Research (NKGCF) of the German Research Foundation (DFG), deputy chairman of the German Climate Consortium (DKK), the association of the leading climate research institutes in Germany, and Chair of the board of International Sustainability & Carbon Certification (ISCC) or Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Helmholtz-Center for Environmental Research (UFZ).

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Dr Rafaël Schneider

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V.
Deputy Director Policy & External Relations
Coordination Food Security Standard (FSS)

Rafaël Schneider (Dr. rer. nat.) is geographer and works since 2007 for the Deutsche Welthungerhilfe e.V., a private organisation acting in the area of development cooperation and humanitarian aid. As deputy director of the Policy Division and coordinator of the Food Security Standard Project he addresses development policies related to global food security, rural development, agriculture, nutrition and the Human Right to Food. Before, he has been coordinator at the German Development Service (DED) in N’Djaména (Chad) and senior advisor in a DED-GTZ-Program on rural development in Natitingou (Benin).

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