Aether and the EU

20 January 2021

It is 2021 and the UK has left the EU. At Aether, we are proud to continue to work with many EU bodies, and EU national governments, in the realms of climate and air pollution data and policy.

Our support to EU national GHG and air pollution emissions inventory teams continues. Current projects include working with Estonia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta and Romania, on their GHG and AQ emission inventories and wider impacts of climate action.

The start of a new year kicks off a new annual work programme with the European Environment Agency through their European Topic Centres (ETCs). An overview of our recent work can be viewed here. Many of these projects continue this year, with the addition of some new tasks, including analysing how Covid-19 impacted air pollution in cities in 2020, agriculture emissions analysis and Member State support, and remote satellite verification of GHG emissions inventories.

We also continue to work with other European organisations including DG Clima and DG Env of the European Commission, on reviews of EU national GHG and air pollutant emission inventories and projections, and support in preparation for the use of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for GHG inventories.

The world faces several urgent environmental challenges and at Aether we believe that we have a better chance of solving these issues through international collaboration and cooperation. We look forward to working with our EU and international partners on these matters in 2021.

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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

“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

“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

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