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.

UK Government

Aether is active in shaping the UK national emissions inventories

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.

iAQEG

Aether staff are part of a Defra group that advises UK government on their approach to working within the CLRTAP and more generally in the international arena, including outreach to countries around the world.

NAEI steering groups

Aether sits on both the national UK air quality emissions inventory steering group (AQ-ISG) and greenhouse gas emissions inventory committee (NISC). Input to these helps to prioritise improvements to the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI).

International

Aether is represented on many international expert groups and panels

CLRTAP

Aether is funded by the UK Government to provide leading roles in the organisation and management of the Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP), including the role of Chair, secretariat and expert panels. We plan and lead the development of the science that underpins AQ emissions inventories through the annual meeting of the expert network and the EMEP/EEA Guidebook.

European Commission

Our work with the various DGs of the European Commission often involves attending and presenting at technical and policy meetings with Member States.

European Environment Agency's European Topic Centres (ETC)

Aether contributes to this large programme of technical work for the EEA, with many other organisations from across Europe. The work requires specialists to deliver key technical information, data analysis and policy support services to the EEA, including through the European Environment Information and Observation Network.

UNDP

Aether staff are members of the Global Policy Network Experts Roster for Rapid Response (GPN/ExpRes), which is a consultant deployment mechanism that maintains pre-vetted consultants for quick support to UNDP Country Offices and Units.

UNFCCC

Many of our technical staff are on the UNFCCC Roster of Experts for reviews of national GHG emissions inventories. Aether staff are also lead reviewers, attending the lead reviewers meetings and expert panels for developing IPCC Guidance on GHG emissions inventories.

UNOPS

Aether is part of Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), a global network of expert partners. ICAT provides countries with tailored support and practical tools and methodologies to build the robust transparency frameworks needed for effective climate action aligned with national development priorities.

Testimonial

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

“Engaging Aether to support us to develop the first GHG Inventory System and first Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) for the United Republic of Tanzania has been a rewarding experience due to their high level of professionalism, creativity, timeliness and value for money. We will definitely consider Aether in our future initiatives.”

Abbas Kitogo, Programme Specialist Energy and Climate Change, UNDP Tanzania

“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

“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

“A heartfelt thank you to all the Aether team for this very comprehensive review – this is certainly turning out to be one of the most beneficial capacity building projects I have ever been involved in.”

Saviour Vassallo, Senior Environment Protection Officer, Malta Resources Authority

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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 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

“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

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“Chris was excellent to work with and always very pro active in making suggestions, taking work forward and applying his considerable technical knowledge in effective ways.”

Robert Vaughan, Defra Air Quality Team

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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