Emission Inventories

Accounting for air pollutants and greenhouse gases

An emissions inventory is an account of the amount of pollution released into the environment. This could be an inventory for an entire country or just a small area, consisting of a wide range of pollutants or just a few.  The data in an emissions inventory enables policy makers to prioritise options to reduce emissions and to monitor progress towards emission reduction targets.

Aether supports the development of air pollution and greenhouse gas emission inventories for national governments to fulfil their international reporting requirements.  We also undertake similar work for regions and local authorities. Our services span national inventory compilation and auditing, authoring guidance documents, and capacity building to build teams and train inventory compilers.

For more information contact Chris Dore, Director

Emissions inventory lifecycle

Developing an emissions inventory requires a series of steps to ensure a fully functioning system. Aether can provide a full emission inventory life cycle service.

Aether works in-country and/or remotely to collect, compile, check and format data to calculate and report national emissions inventories. A country may not need all of these steps, we provide a bespoke service according to needs.

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Inventory support

Aether provides guidance documents, training and key tools to support countries in developing their own skills in emissions inventories

Aether has worked as part of multi-disciplinary teams to produce and update guidance documents on emissions inventory compilation and emissions projections. We have also worked on programmes across Europe and further afield to develop and train teams in producing emission inventories, such as in Barbados, Uzbekistan and Albania. Aether provides a suite of tools to aid emission inventory compilation, from simple spreadsheet templates and auditing tools to bespoke database solutions for calculation and reporting.

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Inventory review

Aether leads teams auditing the GHG inventories of Kyoto Protocol signatory countries

Aether provides highly experienced experts for a range of review panels for international processes requiring the review of emissions inventory data, such as the international Kyoto Protocol and the European Effort Sharing Decision and the CLRTAP convention. Aether is also able to support Governments in responding to review panel questions.

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Case studies

Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Irish Environmental Protection Agency

Aether supports the Irish Environmental Protection Agency with the preparation and submission of Ireland's National Emissions Inventory of Greenhouse Gases under the EU Monitoring Mechanism and Air Quality Pollutants under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories, Policies and measures

Emission Inventory Support for Environment Agency of Iceland

Aether is supporting the Environment Agency of Iceland in the compilation of its greenhouse gas and air quality emissions inventories. We are helping to ensure that Iceland’s inventory is robust and of high quality.

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Category: Cities and local authorities, Emission Inventories, Policies and measures

North East Scotland sustainable energy action plan

Aether led the development of the North East Scotland Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) for Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Angus and Moray.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Colombia GHG inventory review - IPPU and energy

On the road towards submitting its third national communication, Colombia wanted to make sure that they had a high quality national GHG inventory.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Barbados greenhouse gas emissions inventory

Aether worked with Engain to produce Barbados’ Second National Communications Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

GHG inventory and QA/QC assistance in South Africa

On the road towards establishing a sustainable GHG inventory, Aether assisted South Africa's Department of Environmental Affairs to establish a National System for regular GHG estimation, analysis and reporting.

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Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Jamaica GHG inventory review

Aether has been working with the Jamaican Government to compile and improve their national greenhouse gas emissions inventory for their Third National Communication and Biennial Update Report.

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Testimonials

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

“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

“Everything went well, and the Centre on Emissions Inventories and Projections especially thank the reviewers for their excellent job.”

National Inventory Review (2009) under the LRTAP Conventionent

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“Aether delivered training workshops and generated learning materials for our SSN members, providing technical content in a manageable and comprehendible format. We particularly benefitted from their extensive knowledge and ability to interpret the needs of our members into the training materials.”

Jennifer Anderson, Sustainable Scotland Network

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