Our First Year

27 October 2009

We are celebrating our first full year of business with a redesign to our website, providing more detail about our current work and useful links to related technical information and organisations. 

Aether has had a very successful first year, making a tremendous start towards our vision for providing excellent innovative consultancy in emissions inventory and data management.  Here are some highlights:

  • We have provided direct policy support to the UK Government through a secondment to the Defra air quality science and evidence team.
  • We have developed the new TrACE tool for Energy Saving Trust to help Local Authorities track progress on reducing community carbon emissions. 
  • We also continue to provide expert input to the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory. 
  • We continue to be very active at the international level, chairing meetings and representing the UK on numerous occasions. We have also provided emissions inventory expertise to the Turkish Government and have lead international review teams on both air quality emissions and progress towards Kyoto targets.
  • We have established a base at the Milton Park Innovation Centre, in a new building with renewable energy supplies and rainwater harvesting.

So we are looking forward to another stimulating year in which climate change continues to dominate headlines and air quality issues are increasingly important in our cities.

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Testimonial

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

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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 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

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