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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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On 2 November, the High Court in London ruled in favour of activist legal group Client Earth in its challenge to the UK Government’s Air Quality Plan.

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Italian Institute for Environmental Protection and Research

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