Richard Claxton Senior Consultant


I take the technical lead on both international and local emissions inventory projects, as well as air quality assessments

Richard Claxton, Senior Consultant

Richard has considerable experience in national emission inventories, local air quality management and air quality assessments. He has gained first-hand experience of national emissions inventory compilation (UK, Barbados), as well as providing in-country support to the Irish and Icelandic environment agencies. Richard has planned and delivered a number of capacity building workshops for national representatives, including Turkey, Uzbekistan, Bosnia & Herzegovina and South Africa.

Richard is qualified as a reviewer of greenhouse gas inventories under the UNFCCC (waste sector and generalist) as well as for non-Annex I parties' Biennial Update Reports (BURs).

Richard has contributed to, and taken the technical lead on both international and local emissions inventory projects, as well as air quality assessments for proposed developments as part of the planning application process. Richard is also taking a lead role in developing innovative ways of presenting data relating to national emissions.

Projects include:

  • Project managing Aether’s support to the Environmental Protection Agency of Iceland for the production and management of their GHG and AQ emission inventories.
  • Contributing to the review and update of the EMEP/EEA air pollutant emission inventory guidebook, specifically regarding guidance on black carbon.
  • In-country support for the Irish EPA in the compilation of their GHG and AQ pollutants emission inventory submissions under UNFCCC/EUMM and CLRTAP/NECD.
  • Detailed air quality assessments for a number of industrial, residential and commercial developments using dispersion modelling software ADMS-Roads and screening assessments using DMRB.

Richard has recently started climbing and loves exploring the outdoors, especially anywhere with mountains. Richard is a keen sportsman and competes in a local squash league.

View all our people


  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Advanced user of air quality modelling software – ADMS and AERMOD
  • Knowledge of GIS and data visualisation software (ArcMap, Tableau, E!Sankey)

Contact me: +44 1865 261 466

 Security code

Related case studies

Barbados greenhouse gas emissions inventory

Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Aether worked with Engain to produce Barbados’ Second National Communications Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Read case study

United Arab Emirates Air Quality Inventory

Category: National governments, Emission inventories

Aether, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), supported the Ministry of Climate Change and the Environment (MOCCAE) to compile the first UAE air pollutant emission inventory.

Read case study

Industrial air quality assessment

Category: Construction and property developers

Aether was commissioned by Ballymore to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed energy centre in phase 2 of the development at Royal Wharf in the London borough of Newham.

Read case study