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

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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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