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 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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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

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