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.

Organisations

Aether is represented nationally and internationally

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.

Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building

Aether has been closely involved in the establishment of the Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building. The coalition sets out to provide thought leadership on the development of Measuring, Reporting and Verification systems to inform decision makers and track progress on climate action.

European Topic Centre (ETC) for Air pollution and Climate change Mitigation

Aether contributes to this large programme of technical work for the European Environment Agency (EEA), with 13 other organisations from across Europe. The work requires specialists to deliver key technical information, data analysis and policy support services to the EEA.

Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP)

Aether is funded by the UK Government to provide leading roles in the organisation and management of the 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.

Associates

Some of our key associates

Tinus Pulles

Dr Tinus Pulles is senior scientist and a technical advisor on Aether's international emission inventories and projections projects. Tinus has more than thirty years experience across different areas of environmental research. Over the past fifteen years he has concentrated on the role of data and information in national and international environmental decision processes. Tinus was the coordinating lead author for the Energy volume of the IPCC 2006 Guidelines published in April 2006. He is a lead reviewer within the national inventory review process of the UNFCCC and the Kyoto Protocol.

Sandro Federici

Dr Sandro Federici is an expert in the fields of forestry, climate change mitigation and AFOLU sectors in GHG Inventories. He has over 15 years of expertise in reporting and accounting for GHG emissions and removals in the land sector (including forestry and REDD+) with several international organisations, such as FAO, IPCC and UNFCCC. He has extensive experience in UNFCCC negotiations, with delegations in Italy, the European Community, Papua New Guinea and Panama. His mission is to internalise environmental services of forestry in the economic cycle.

Alison Smith

Alison Smith has 20 years’ experience as a policy consultant covering climate, energy, transport and waste policy. She now works at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, where she specialises in ecosystem services and green infrastructure. She has a strong interest in the co-benefits of climate action for other goals such as air quality, biodiversity, energy security and health. She is author of ‘The Climate Bonus: co-benefits of climate policy’.

Testimonial

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

“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

“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

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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

“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

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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