Emissions Inventory Lifecycle

At each stage in the emissions inventory lifecycle Aether can undertake key tasks, provide training and facilitate capacity building.

Planning & management

Governance structures and team members' roles and skills are reviewed in the early stages of inventory system development. Data supply agreements are specified and agreed to ensure high quality regular data inputs. 

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Stakeholder engagement

Meetings are held with interested parties to agree on delivery of inventory outputs and methodology improvements.  Stakeholder groups usually include Government departments, data suppliers and other data users such as air pollution modellers.

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Inventory compilation

Calculations are undertaken to update the annual inventory for historical years and for a new year of the timeseries. All calculations are subject to thorough quality checks and comparisons with previous datasets.

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Reporting

As well as reporting directly to government clients, the inventory data are often delivered to international organisations (UNFCCC, UNECE, EC) according to formal reporting requirements. Clear documentation of methodologies is provided alongside international submissions, specifying methods, assumptions and reasons for changes.

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Review

Each year Kyoto Protocol signatory countries have their greenhouse gas inventories reviewed by a panel of experts. Aether provides experts for these review panels and is also able to support Governments in responding to reviewer questions. A similar process is also in place to review air quality pollutant inventories.

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Projections

Estimates of the way emissions are expected to change in the future are also required under international agreements. This requires separate estimates of emissions under a ‘Business as usual’ scenario and of the impacts of new policy measures to reduce emissions.

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Testimonials

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.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“It is always an absolute pleasure working with Aether. I always know what is expected of me. Their work ethic is of a very high standard and projects are always handled in a very professional manner. I have learnt many skills in terms of project management, quality control and workshop training styles from Aether and I hope to carry these principles forward in my own work. I look forward to collaborating with Aether more in the future.”

Luanne Stevens, Gondwana

“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

“Both the face-to-face training and the online version have been of high quality, with dynamic methods and a practical orientation that have allowed students to reach a solid knowledge base. The products have been delivered within the stipulated deadlines with an excellent quality and the team has always shown willingness to make adjustments according to the requirements of CONAF. We are very satisfied with the work. ”

Javier Cano Martín, Professional Unit for Climate Change and Environmental Services, CONAF (National Forestry Corporation), Chile

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