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

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 Environment Agency's European Topic Centres (ETC)

Aether contributes to this large programme of technical work for the European Environment Agency (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.

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...

“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

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

“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 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

“The support provided by Aether for this project was especially remarkable considering the situation of the COVID-19 pandemic. The tools and methods used in order to engage local stakeholders really added value to the capacity building of the national team.”

Shanna Emmanuel, Saint Lucia BUR Project Coordinator

“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

“Aether is a great partner for work in the area of European Air Emissions. The team was committed, reliable, well organised and had a deep technical understanding and motivated other partners with their good spirit.”

Umweltbundesamt: Environment Agency Austria

“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

“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

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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