Our Networks

Overview

We build strong teams to match specific needs

Since founding Aether we have developed strong links with many associates and organisations. We are members of influential groups to support national and international decision making.

When building teams for projects we can draw on a wide range of skills and expertise across Europe and globally.

Organisations

Aether is represented nationally and internationally

Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)

Aether contributes to the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG,) a prestigious UK Government advisory group. Chris Dore provides expertise in the emissions inventory field and also contributes on a wide range of aspects of air quality in the UK.

Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building

Aether has been closely involved in the establishment of the Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building. The coalition sets out to provide thought leadership on the development of Measuring, Reporting and Verification systems to inform decision makers and track progress on climate action.

European Topic Centre (ETC) for Air pollution and Climate change Mitigation

Aether contributes to this large programme of technical work for the European Environment Agency (EEA), with 13 other organisations from across Europe. The work requires specialists to deliver key technical information, data analysis and policy support services to the EEA.

Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP)

Aether is funded by the UK Government to provide leading roles in the organisation and management of the TFEIP, including the role of Chair. Aether arranges the annual meeting enabling worldwide air quality emissions experts to network, share best practice and new research findings.

Associates

Some of our key associates

Tinus Pulles

Dr Tinus Pulles is senior scientist and a technical advisor on Aether's international emission inventories and projections projects. Tinus has more than thirty years experience across different areas of environmental research. Over the past fifteen years he has concentrated on the role of data and information in national and international environmental decision processes. Tinus was the coordinating lead author for the Energy volume of the IPCC 2006 Guidelines published in April 2006. He is a lead reviewer within the national inventory review process of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

Sandro Federici

Dr Sandro Federici is an expert in the fields of forestry, climate change mitigation and AFOLU sectors in GHG Inventories. He has over 15 years of expertise in reporting and accounting for GHG emissions and removals in the land sector (including forestry and REDD+) with several international organisations, such as FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC. He has extensive experience in UNFCCC negotiations, with delegations in Italy, the European Community, Papua New Guinea and Panama. His mission is to internalise environmental services of forestry in the economic cycle.

Alison Smith

Alison Smith has 20 years’ experience as a policy consultant covering climate, energy, transport and waste policy. She now works at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, where she specialises in ecosystem services and green infrastructure. She has a strong interest in the co-benefits of climate action for other goals such as air quality, biodiversity, energy security and health. She is author of ‘The Climate Bonus: co-benefits of climate policy’.

Testimonial

Don't just take our word for it...

“The Aether team were a joy to work with and I would recommend the consultancy - the service provided throughout the process was exceptional. Where there were problems, they provided solutions. The team were working to very short time scales but were able to deliver a high quality piece of work within the specified time frame.”

Sefton Council - for the Merseyside Atmospheric Emissions Inventory

“Professional team and very collaborative communication. Effective result in terms of suggestions for improvement in the quality of the inventory and proposals on how to streamline specific topics.”

Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

“Aether's experience working with emissions data and local government proved invaluable in developing TrACE, and we are very pleased with the final tool. It was delivered on time, to budget and to specification, and Aether's consultants have been very forthcoming with ideas for developing it further.”

Andy Deacon, Energy Saving Trust

“I must congratulate each of you for your professional and tireless efforts. Let me point out that this has been the 'neatest' in-country review expert review team I have coordinated, and it has been a real pleasure.”

UNFCCC Secretariat

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

Clients

Defra EEA Keep Scotland Beautiful Kier States of Jersey TFEIP Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeen City Council Bowmer & Kirkland Environment Agency of Iceland Weston Homes Oxfordshire CC Berkeley Oxford City Council

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