International Organisations

Aether brings together multi-disciplinary teams to provide expert capacity building services and key skills in data analysis and inventory review

Aether leads teams to provide its customers with transparent solutions for efficient measurement, reporting and verification (MRV).  Aether supports a range of international organisations such as the European Environment Agency, UNFCCC, IPCC, UNDP and the European Commission with guidance development, data gathering, analysis, quality assurance and reporting. 

Aether experts acted as lead authors for the development of the data collection chapter of the 2006 IPCC guidelines and the EMEP/EEA Guidebook on estimating air pollutant emissions.  We also provide the Chair and secretariat to the CLRTAP’s Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP) on behalf of the UK. Aether is highly active with the European Environment Agency developing and improve data gathering and reporting systems, quality assurance and analysis and reports. We have also supported the UNFCCC in developing tools and services for the annual GHG inventory review process.

For more information contact Justin Goodwin, Director

Technical experts and capacity building

Aether has a broad range of experienced experts skilled in capacity building and knowledge sharing.  These experts support the European Commission, UNDP and other organisations in delivering focussed and progressive programmes of capacity building including the development of organisational and institutional systems for sustainable data gathering, analysis and reporting of data on greenhouse gases and air pollutants.  Much of this work is focussed on supporting countries in meeting the Paris Agreement commitments, particularly on transparency and in developing sustainable MRV systems for Nationally Determined Contributions.

Aether provides expertise in the development and management of UNFCCC and European Commission review and assessment activities and support countries in gearing up for engagement in  international analysis.

Aether’s projects for the European Commission have supported the development of expertise and systems in Member States for GHG inventory and projection reporting.  Aether experts have also lead work for the European Commission to build capacity in countries neighbouring the EU including Albania, Montenegro, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, Bosnia Herzegovina and Turkey.  

Aether has been closely involved in the set-up and establishment of the Coalition on Paris Agreement Capacity Building which 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.

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Air pollution expertise

On the air pollution side, Aether provides the Chair and Secretariat of TFEIP - arranging events for sharing technical expertise, co-ordination of guidance materials.

Aether has been actively involved with the European Environment Agency’s Environmental Topic Centre on Air and Climate Mitigation (ETC-ACM) for over 5 years.   Aether’s work in this area has been wide ranging in support of air pollution and greenhouse gas data gathering, assessment, analysis and production of indicators and reports.

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Case studies

Category: International organisations, Transport

Electric vehicles from life cycle and circular economy perspectives

A report written for the European Environment Agency that used an extensive literature review to analyse and synthesis the environmental impacts of electric vehicles though life cycle and circular economy perspectives.

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Category: International organisations, Emission inventories, Policies and measures

Support to the European Environment Agency

Aether has been providing support to the European Environment Agency under the European Topic Centre of Air and Climate Mitigation since 2014.

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Testimonials

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“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

“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

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“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

“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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

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