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Axel Friedrich
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
International Advisory Committee

Technical Chemist from the Technical University of Berlin. For more than 28 years with the Umweltbundesamt (UBA), the Federal Environment Agency of Germany. From 01.09.1994 to 30.06.2008 head of the division „ Environment and Transport, Noise“. This division deals with all transport related environmental issues, including air pollution, noise and planning.

From 1993 until 8/1994 head of the section “Marine Environmental Protection” of the Agency.

From 1990 to 1992 I was the head of the section „Refineries, Fuels and Reduction of Organic Compounds”.

From the 1st of July 2008 consultant.

I started my career after a job in the chemical industry in the Umweltbundesamt in the section “Reduction of Air Pollution from Traffic”.

Special interest: Sustainable Transport, Climate Gas Reduction, non regulated emissions, fuel influence on the emissions, bio fuels

Consultancy for the World Bank, GIZ, ADB and other international bodies in a number of development countries, including China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Chile, Mexico, Brazil etc.

Numerous presentations and scientific publications.

Involved in the rule making process in Europe for the emissions standards for cars, trucks and fuels.

Former Chairman of the OECD working group on transport

Former Member of the Committee of the German transport ministry for the implementation of the National Bicycle Plan

Member of the Advisory Committee of the German Bicycle Academy

Member of the scientific advisory committee of the VCD (Verkehrsclub Deutschland)

Founding member of ICCT ( International Council for Clean Transport )

Haagen- Smit Award 2006


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