25-29 May 2015 lisbon congress center, portugal
Bio & Abstract

Brinda Wachs
Coordinator, Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP)
UNECE-WHO joint programme

Brinda WACHS is an Environmental Affairs Officer at UNECE and the Programme Manager for the Transport, Health and Environment Pan-European Programme (THE PEP) since 2007. Before that she was with the UNECE's Convention on Long-range Transboundary Air Pollution and the UNECE's Focal Point for Peacebuilding. She has a BA from the University of California at Berkeley in Political Science and an MA from Columbia University in International Economics. She is currently working on a post-graduate diploma at the Carl Jung Institute of Analytical Psychology in Zurich.


Administered jointly by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (Environment and Transport Divisions) in Geneva and the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) in Copenhagen, THE PEP was launched in 2002 as an outgrowth of the 1997 Vienna Conference on Transport and Environment and the 1999 Third Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health in London. It seeks to encourage transport policymakers and urban spatial planners to take into consideration the environmental and health impacts of transport and mobility. Through a dynamic network of academics, experts and Member States of UNECE and WHO, THE PEP engages all three sectors on an equal footing in sharing best practices in sustainable and healthy transport and mobility, in particular in urban areas. For further information, consult www.thepep.org.