Trace

Tracking Action on Climate Change and Energy (TRACE)

For a number of years local authorities have needed to invest time and resources in understanding their area-wide emission trends and in using this information to engage with the large number of stakeholders necessary to effectively implement action. Aether now offers an interface which dramatically reduces the effort and resources needed by local authorities to understand the existing DECC datasets available. Our freely available TRACE Dashboard provides a simple user friendly graphical interface to the DECC LACO2 dataset. This new interface is designed to help local authority officers to:

  • Understand the key sources and trends of area-wide greenhouse gas emissions without the need to download and manipulate large spreadsheets of data.
  • Engage with  stakeholders on priorities of climate change mitigation and energy action.

Options are also available to extend the service to include:

  1. Training on using the dataset and on emission reduction target setting and presentation.
  2. Future emissions scenario analysis and presentation (including integration of regional and national climate strategies).
  3. Working with local officers, charts can be annotated to identify reasons for changes in emissions/energy consumption trends (e.g. ‘cold winter’ or ‘start of policy x’).
  4. The TRACE Dashboard can also be embedded in local authority (or any external) websites to engage with the general public and demonstrate the benefit of mitigation work being undertaken.

For more information, please contact Katie King.

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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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