Inventory support

Tools and training for compiling emission inventories

Aether provides guidance documents, training and key tools for countries or regions to develop their own skills in emissions inventories.

Inventory guidance

As part of collaborative teams, Aether has authored guidance for countries developing emission inventories and emissions projections, on behalf of the European Commission.

Chris Dore chairs the Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections which is responsible for developing the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook.

Aether and TNO developed greenhouse gas emission projection guidelines in support of the EU's Effort Sharing Decision. This project brought together a team with long standing experience and excellence in developing and using GHG emissions projections and working with Policies and Measures at a national and international level.

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Capacity building

Aether has a broad range of experienced experts skilled in capacity building and knowledge sharing.  These experts support the European Commission, UNDP and other organisations in delivering focussed and progressive programmes of capacity building including the development of organisational and institutional systems for sustainable data gathering, analysis and reporting of data on greenhouse gases and air pollutants.  Much of this work is focussed on supporting countries in meeting the Paris Agreement commitments, particularly on transparency and in developing sustainable MRV systems for Nationally Determined Contributions.

Aether provides leading roles in the organisation and management of the Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (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.

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Inventory tools

Aether provides a suite of tools to aid emissions inventory compilation and related data processes.  These tools range from simple spreadsheet templates and auditing tools to bespoke database solutions for calculation and reporting. 

Aether has developed data visualisations and functional use grpahics to improve data interpretation and review.  QA Analyst can be used to systematise quality assurance and quality control activities to ensure transparency.  Whereas MRV system portals facilitate engagement across a wide breadth of stakeholders and maximise institutional knowledge retention and sharing

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Case studies

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

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 (EUMM, Decision 280/2004/EC) and Air Quality Pollutants under the National Emissions Ceiling Directive (NECD, Directive 2001/81/EC).

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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 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

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

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