Increasing interest in analysis of Policies and Measures

10 February 2016

The analysis and quantification of Policies and Measures (PAMs) for greenhouse gas and air pollution mitigation is becoming increasingly important and Aether has developed significant track record in this area.  Aether is part of the team under the European Topic Centre on Air Pollution and Climate Change Mitigation with the European Environment Agency. An important project within this work area is to analyse national policies and measures (PAMs) reported by European countries under the mechanism for monitoring greenhouse gas emissions. The first year of full reporting of PAMs was in 2015, and it is required every 2 years. This project involves supporting EU Member State submissions of PAMs data, gathering best practice information of reporting, and implementing quality assurance and quality control procedures on the database of reported PAMs. Individual national PAMs will be evaluated, addressing the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, and coherence of the PAM. Findings will be consolidated in a stakeholder consultation, to corroborate findings and improve the methodological approach.

Aether has also provided support to several developing countries in the analysis and communication of their PAMs in support of their INDCs and National Communications.  Aether also has experience of reviewing the PAMs sections of National Communications for Annex I countries under the UNFCCC. 

Aether  is also part of an international team analysing Belgium’s national PAMs, focusing on quantification of the actions. This builds upon other projects in which Aether has assessed PAMs: Aether analysed Ireland’s policies and measures as part of a comprehensive review of their national air quality and greenhouse gas projections and subsequently developed a database for their PAMs quantification. Jersey’s policies were assessed and included in thevisualisation of Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory which Aether created to increase transparency of data. UK Local Authority policies and local actions have also been assessed and shown in the TRACE (Tracking Action on Climate Change and Energy) tool which Aether created to provide Local Authorities with a user-friendly interface to explore their greenhouse gas emissions. 

See all news

Testimonial

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

Contact us

Get in touch

Call us on +44 1865 261 466, complete the short form below, or go to the Contact page

 Security code