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Actions to mitigate climate change often have wider social, economic and environmental impacts. These impacts can be both positive and negative. Aether has compiled a wider impacts database for climate actions with matrices to show the interlinkages.

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This year Aether has joined the SME Climate Hub commitment to be carbon-neutral before 2050. Lotte Gleeson explores our 2020 carbon footprint and the impact of Covid-19.

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Aether's Rosie Brook provides an update on her experience of working remotely and her secondment to FAO.

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Aether's Rosie Brook shares her experience of living and working abroad over the past few months

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Jagstannarpåmarken. or “I’ll stay on the ground” this blog piece explores the related concept of flygskam or “flying shame”.

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The UK Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy identified wood burning from domestic stoves as one of the key sources of particulate matter in urban areas in the UK. This marks a return to one of the air pollution sources which, it was assumed had been “solved” in the 1950s and 60s in mainland UK.

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Commentary on the rise of public awareness of plastic pollution and its environmental impact and how it compares to air quality.

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In the wake of UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s 11 January speech on the environment and the launch of the Government’s 25-year environment strategy, we look at what this means for future environment policy after Brexit, particularly for air quality. What’s in the plan? How does it address the fears and hopes of the environmental movement? Is air quality covered? And why now?

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Amid uncertainties around Brexit and the future of environmental policies, the challenges of running a sustainable business are as relevant as ever. But what benefits can sustainability bring, and what does it really mean to be a sustainable multinational business where travelling the world is an integral part of the business model?

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Inventories in Iceland

17 December 2017

Summary of Aether's support to Iceland's national inventory team and some of the in country adventures along the way.

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Cities vs Climate Change

26 April 2017

Cities all over the world are taking up the challenge presented by global climate change.

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Are diesels slipping back?

10 February 2017

Several cities around the world have proposed banning diesel powered vehicles and sales in several countries are falling. Does this risk the gains made on carbon or do we need something smarter, moving away from the one size fits all Euro Standards?

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Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“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

“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 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

“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 was a great asset in involving/engaging with Member States experts on highly technical subjects regarding GHG reporting. Very clear communication of issues and results.”

Andreas Pilzecker, DG CLIMA

“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

“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

“We have been collaborating with Aether for several years, and our projects have greatly benefited from it. Aether staff are very knowledgeable, professional and flexible - and last but not least, very friendly and a pleasure to work with.”

Umhverfisstofnun, Environment Agency of Iceland

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