MEDIA ADVISORY: Environmental expert to speak on elements of a successful national bicycle policy
SACRAMENTO - The California Air Resources Board presents a talk on the “National Bicycle Policy in Germany,” focusing on tools for policy implementation and goals for the future. The talk is part of an ongoing series of research seminars that are open to the public and hosted by the Air Resources Board.
WHO: Axel Friedrich, Ph.D., environmental expert and former member of the Committee of the German transport ministry for the implementation of the National Bicycle Plan. His special interests include sustainable transport, climate gas reduction, non-regulated emissions, the influence of fuels on emissions, and biofuels.
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015, at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Sierra Hearing Room, Second Floor, Cal EPA headquarters, 1001 I Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814.
WHAT: Dr. Friedrich will discuss the establishment of the German national bicycle transport plan as part of a sustainable transport strategy, and the benefits of doing so.
About Axel Friedrich
During his 30-year career, Alex Friedrich has held prominent positions with the Umweltbundesamt, the Federal Environment Agency of Germany. He has led programs dealing with transport-related environmental issues, including air pollution, noise and planning. Prior to 1994 he headed programs working on refineries and fuels as well as marine environmental protection.
Since 2008, Dr. Friedrich has been a consultant for the World Bank, the German Coperation for International Cooperation, Asian Development Bank and other international bodies in a number of developing countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Chile, Mexico and Brazil. Dr. Friedrich has been involved in the rule-making process in Europe for emissions standards for cars, trucks and fuels. He was a founding member of the International Council for Clean Transport. In 2006, he was the recipient of the Air Resources Board’s Haagen-Smit Award.
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