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.

Testimonial

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“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

“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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