Inventories & Projections

Accounting for air pollutants and greenhouse gases

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Policies & Wider Impacts

Supporting environmental policies, measures and action

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MRV & Transparency

Monitoring progress and driving continuous improvement

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Capacity Building

Building local technical knowledge and experience

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Data Visualisation

Improving communication and accessibility of complex data

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Air Quality Assessments

Fast efficient service provided by independent experts

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Services

About us

Who we are

We are world experts in environmental data analysis and interpretation. Aether is at the forefront of greenhouse gas (GHG) and air quality emissions calculation and review, in international, national and local authority markets. We are respected internationally for our niche expertise in this area.  We are based in Oxford.

What we do

Our talented team of consultants use their knowledge and experience of sourcing, analysing and interpreting complex environmental data to create bespoke data analysis systems.  We provide solutions for governments, local authorities, international organisations and property developers.  

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Markets

We serve a variety of markets

National
Governments

Emissions inventory compilation, reporting and development

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Cities & Local
Authorities

Carbon emissions and air quality action planning

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International
Organisations

Emissions inventory reviews, training and data analysis

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Property
Developers

Air quality assessments and air pollution monitoring

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Case studies

Driving emission reductions through the public sector supply chain: Scope 3 emissions

Aether contributed to the analysis of procurement (Scope 3) emissions reporting in the Scottish public sector. The research aimed to demonstrate approaches and tools available to Scottish public bodies. The aim was to understand and report their supply chain emissions, providing options for action to improve supply chain reporting across the public sector.

Runnymede Borough Council Climate Change Study

Aether, in partnership with Land Use Consultants (LUC), delivered a package of works to support Runnymede Borough Council’s (RBC) review of the 2030 Local Plan with a view to introducing stronger policies to address the impacts of climate change.

Ealing Council Climate Action Plan Multi-Criteria Analysis

Aether developed a multi-criteria analysis of Ealing Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy (CEES) to support the Council with prioritisation and delivery of climate actions to reach their 2030 target of carbon neutrality.

Luton Council Net Zero Roadmap and Climate Policy and Action Plan

Aether, alongside SE2 and associate Joanne Wade, developed a Net Zero Roadmap and Climate Policy and Action Plan to support the council in its vision of a net zero town by 2040.

GHG inventory support for Estonia

Aether is supporting the Estonian Environmental Research Centre (EKUK) and Estonian Environment Agency (EstEA) in the development of its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory templates. We are helping to ensure that the compilation process is transparent and efficient.

Our people

Meet our team

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Chris Dore

Director

Chris leads international capacity building efforts for emissions inventory development with particular expertise in air quality. He is currently the Chair of the UN/ECE’s Taskforce on Emission Inventories and Projections.

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Justin Goodwin

Director

Justin provides hands-on practical development and improvement of Measuring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) systems for greenhouse gas and other air pollutant emission, projections and mitigation actions.

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Melanie Hobson

Director

Melanie Hobson has 20 years of experience covering a broad range of expertise across air quality pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Katie King

Director

Katie King specialises in local carbon emissions accounting and net zero action planning. Katie is Aether’s quality manager and is responsible for compliance with ISO9001.

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Jacquie Berry

Associate Director

Jacquie brings over 35 years’ experience in the energy, environmental and transport sectors. She has extensive international experience and has led major international projects in the energy and environment sectors.

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Jonny Riggall

Associate Director

Jonny develops climate change mitigation and adaption strategies across a broad spectrum of sectors. He has skills in whole systems thinking, science communication and change management.

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Mark Gibbs

Associate Director

Mark is an expert in industrial emissions reporting, providing technical consultancy to national and international agencies. He also specialises in rail emission modelling, providing analysis for RSSB as well as rail operators.

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Rob Moncreiff

General Manager

Rob supports the whole organisation to ensure Aether is delivering the best possible service to clients around the world. Looking externally to keep Aether at the forefront of industry developments, and internally to ensure the organisation has a strong platform for growth.

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Bailey Barnett

Head of Bid and Bidding Strategy

Bailey leads the business development team. He is responsible for finding and responding to prospects and bidding opportunities both within the UK and internationally, in the Environment and Climate Change Sector.

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Richard Claxton

Principal Consultant

Richard leads teams on the improvement of national level climate change and air pollutant reporting, policies and measures.

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Kathryn Hampshire

Principal Consultant

Kathryn has experience in creating and improving systems for MRV and transparency of climate and air pollution action. She also has experience in analysis of the wider impacts of climate action, and calculation of emissions inventories, and specialises in data visualisation.

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Kirsten May

Principal Consultant

Kirsten is a consultant with experience in inventory compilation and the measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) of greenhouse gases and air quality pollutants.

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Richard German

Principal Consultant

Richard’s main expertise lies in developing efficient systems to manipulate and quality assure data, and in producing innovative analysis and visualisations to communicate results.

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Ana Gomes

Principal Consultant

Ana is an environmental professional with extensive experience carrying out air quality Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) for large mix-use development schemes, major infrastructure projects, industrial and energy planning and permitting within the UK and overseas.

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Marcus Jones

Principal Consultant

Marcus specialises in sustainable transport and decarbonisation of the transport system, and is experienced in the analysis of fuel, energy consumption and environmental impacts of different modes and vehicles.

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Beatriz Sanchez

Principal Consultant

Beatriz is a specialist in agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) and air quality and GHG emissions, and is a qualified UNFCCC expert reviewer for the Agriculture sector.

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Jennifer Kaczmarski

Senior Consultant

Jennifer works directly with customers to build emission reduction projects, organisational capacity building and emission reduction reporting and monitoring.

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Lucy Garland

Senior Consultant

Lucy specialises in emissions reporting for large point sources and national emission inventories. This includes developing tools and data flows as well as compilation and analysis of environmental data. She has skills in R, SQL and GIS.

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Holly Zhang

Senior Consultant

Holly manages international projects that support countries with climate reporting under the Paris Agreement and is experienced in detailed emissions modelling.

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Roxy Cottey

Senior Consultant

Roxy supports capacity building projects to help countries meet the reporting requirements of the Paris Agreement. She also provides climate advisory to businesses on transparency in GHG reporting.

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James Sammut

Consultant

James specialises in data modelling, analysis and visualisation, and has experience in the development of GHG inventory compilation methods, MRV systems and economic analysis.

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Courtney Szanto

Consultant

Courtney has experience in greenhouse gas and air quality inventory compilation, data visualisation, and is a part of the industrial emissions team.

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Annie Thornton

Consultant

Annie has experience across a range of areas including national emission inventory compilation, local authority carbon baseline assessment and air quality assessments.

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Lewis Blannin

Consultant

Lewis supports the development of efficient systems to analyse data and communicate findings through visualisations. He is proficient with coding languages such as R and GIS software such as QGIS.

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Jill Mitchell

Consultant

Jill has developed experience in greenhouse gas and air quality inventory compilation, data visualisation and is part of the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF) team.

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Kieran Lee

Rail Modeller

Kieran works in the rail sector, helping quantify emissions and evaluate mitigation measures. He has experience programming and undertaking statistical analysis.

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Aidan James

Assistant Consultant

Aidan works to improve the collection, evaluation, and communication of environmental data, particularly in relation to the Paris Agreement. Aidan has skills in data analysis, UNFCC reporting and public speaking.

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Alex Batchelor

Assistant Consultant

Alex is gaining experience in the development of measurement, reporting and verification (MRV) systems, and supports on the compilation of air quality and greenhouse gas emission inventories.

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Yuchen Gu

Assistant Consultant

Yuchen has experience in greenhouse gas and air quality compilation, data analysis and coding. She is part of the Policies and Measures (PaMs) team and International Development team at Aether. She has skills in R and Python.

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Natalia Segiet

Office Manager

Natalia is Aether's Office Manager. She supports the company HR processes and project administration and organises company events.

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Evelyn Cook

Finance & Operations Officer

Evelyn is the Finance & Operations Officer at Aether. She supports the company accounting processes and provides administration of project information.

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News

Latest news

Posted on: 23 February 2024

Report published: Climate change mitigation through policies on waste – intersectoral analysis

A newly released briefing by the European Environment Agency (EEA) on the climate change mitigation benefits of circular economy and waste sector policies and measures features a technical report led by Aether, which explores the implementation of European waste policy and the linkages to other reporting sectors.

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Posted on: 20 February 2024

Report published: Guidance on limits of freight train trailing length as governed by tractive effort (T1302)

Aether contributed to a RSSB project led by Railfreight Consulting to develop a new methodology for calculating maximum trailing loads for freight trains.

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Posted on: 16 February 2024

Aether at the Task Force on International Cooperation on Air Pollution

Chris Dore and Annie Thornton were in Geneva this week to attend the Task Force on International Cooperation on Air Pollution.

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Posted on: 19 January 2024

Rethinking the role of the Local Plan in Net Zero: a whole plan carbon impact perspective

In response to the The Written Ministerial Statement (WMS) by Lee Rowley, this piece explores the role of the local plan in Net Zero strategy making and the opportunity presented to take a whole systems thinking approach to carbon emissions to solve the restriction of the viability model on local energy efficiency standards.

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Testimonials

Don't just take our word for it...

“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

“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

“The team at Aether works very professionally and communicates very well which makes working with them a pleasure. Outputs are delivered on time to high quality. The team brings the rigour of technical knowledge and expertise and finds innovative ways of communicating complex messages. I would be happy to recommend the Aether team to organisations working on analysing and presenting emissions information in the public domain.”

Fiona Glover, States of Jersey

“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

“Saint Lucia embraces the professional approach with which this project was undertaken by Aether, particularly their ability to develop mentorship relations with local government experts. This provides a basis for ensuring that the pool of local experts remain engaged and recognized over successive processes.”

Annette Rattigan-Leo, Chief Sustainable Development and Environment Officer

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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

“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

“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

Clients

Defra EEA Keep Scotland Beautiful Kier States of Jersey TFEIP Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeen City Council Bowmer & Kirkland Environment Agency of Iceland Weston Homes Oxfordshire CC Berkeley Oxford City Council

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