National governments

Aether has provided consultancy services to many national governments in Europe and beyond including the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, Barbados, Iceland, Colombia, Grenada and Chile.

Aether's services to Governments are described briefly below.  Also see our case studies towards the bottom of the page.

For more information contact Chris Dore, Director

Core services

Emission inventories

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

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Greenhouse gas emissions MRV

Parties to the Kyoto Protocol are required to report on their emissions of greenhouse gases every year.  Under the new global Paris Agreement (Article 13 on “Transparency”) Parties are required to provide concise information on their Climate Action and demonstrate that they have the capacity and systems in place to track progress.

Emissions reporting is one part of a wider set of Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) processes.  These processes require good governance structures, adequate training and support to ensure that stakeholders are engaged and data flows are in place.

Aether can provide support in setting up MRV processes and governance structures as well as detailed training on the development of emissions inventories and emission projections.  Aether also has wide experience of providing experts to review inventories, as part of the UNFCCC annual reviews and Effort Sharing Decision Reviews in Europe.

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Air pollution emissions reporting

The Long Range Transboundary Air Pollution (LRTAP) Convention entered into force in 1983. The aim of the Convention is that Parties shall endeavor to limit and, as far as possible, gradually reduce and prevent air pollution including long-range transboundary air pollution. This is acheived by developing policies and strategies to combat the discharge of air pollutants through exchanges of information, consultation, research and monitoring.

Parties to the LRTAP Convention are required to report air pollution emission inventories every year.  Emissions projections and emissions maps are also required but less frequently.  Aether is able to support countries in the development of their data for the reporting.  Aether has also provided expert input into the technical review of LRTAP Inventories.

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Policies & measures

Strategic decisions to improve environmental performance need to be supported by good data on expected impacts of actions. Aether is able to provide in depth analysis of impacts of policies and measures related to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. This service underpins the development of future emissions forecasts for national Governments. 

Policies and measures concerning greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants can be at the national or local level, and be short term or long term.  EU countries are required to report information of policies and measures regarding climate change every two years under the Monitoring Mechanism Regulation (EU/749/2014).

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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...

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“It has been a pleasure to work with Chris Dore and Richard Claxton from Aether: they did their job in a very professional and timely manner. The workshop was organized and carried out in a cooperative spirit; the information provided to the workshop participants was complete and clear.”

Alina Novikova, UN/ECE Secretariat

“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

“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

Clients

Defra Keep Scotland Beautiful States of Jersey Environment Agency of Iceland

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