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

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.

Railfreight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC)

REEC is the first tool for the UK that can calculate, to a high level of granularity and accuracy, the energy usage and resulting emissions for a specified freight train configuration travelling on specified routes on the GB rail network.

LULUCF GHG Inventory Support for Romania

Aether is supporting the Romanian National Research and Development Institute for Cryogenic and Isotopic Technologies (ICSI) in the compilation of its national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory for non-forest land areas. We are helping to ensure that Romania’s land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) inventory is robust and of high quality.

Montenegro's Third Biennial Update Report (BUR)

Justin Goodwin was contracted as an international expert to support Montenegro with writing the Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV) chapter for their third Biennial Update Report.

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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Lewis Blannin

Assistant 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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Rosie Brook

Senior Consultant

Rosie creates tools to improve the analysis of emissions data and undertakes air quality assessments for property developers. She has skills in database analysis, R and GIS.

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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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Richard Claxton

Principal Consultant

Richard has experience in emission inventory compilation and is a qualified greenhouse gas inventory reviewer under the UNFCCC (waste sector and generalist).

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Lucy Garland

Senior Consultant

Lucy's main focus is on emissions reporting for large point sources, including reporting requirements and data flows. Lucy also has experience of biomass fuel quality analysis.

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Richard German

Senior 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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Mark Gibbs

Principal Consultant

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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Lotte Gleeson

Consultant

Lotte has experience in industrial emissions reporting and is a member of the LULUCF team. She also provides support to the EEA in her role as the NECD review Secretariat.

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Kathryn Hampshire

Senior Consultant

Kathryn specialises in data visualisation, environmental data analysis and calculation of emissions inventories. She also creates online solutions for Monitoring, Reporting Verification systems.

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Luke Jones

Senior Consultant

Luke quantifies emissions by building tools and models, and provides analysis of environmental data and supporting policies and measures. He has skills in R, VBA, and database analytics.

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Kirsten May

Senior 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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Miriam Mutizwa

Bid Co-ordinator

Miriam is part of the business development team. She 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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Laurence Opie

Senior Consultant

Laurence specialises in implementation of Transparency under the Paris Agreement and leads on revising industrial emissions reporting across the EU.

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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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Beatriz Sanchez

Senior 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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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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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

Assistant Consultant

Annie supports a wide range of projects at Aether, including GHG inventory compilation and the development of MRV systems

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Katrina Young

Principal Consultant

Katrina specialises in climate and air pollution policy, wider impacts analysis, emission inventory compilation and capacity building for national inventory teams, data visualisation and project management.

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Holly Zhang

Consultant

Holly has experience in producing air quality assessments and in greenhouse gas and air quality inventory compilation on various scales.

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News

Latest news

Posted on: 24 January 2023

Aether 2022: A Year in Review

We reflect on our work and teams in 2022.

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Posted on: 14 November 2022

Post COP27: A future with integrity

During COP27, we look at the difference between transparency and integrity and why this is becoming the new battle ground for action on net zero.

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Posted on: 20 October 2022

Thinking bigger than just estimating carbon impacts of Local Transport Planning

The upcoming guidance for quantitative carbon reporting (QCR) within Local Transport Plan 4 will require authorities to estimate current and predict future carbon emissions from their transport plans. For elected members, chief executives and sectoral directors the LTP 4 period will mark a golden opportunity to use climate data to support decision making on a larger set of growth challenges such as cost of living, aging populations, levelling up, and spiralling health problems.

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Posted on: 19 October 2022

South-South Exchange on Climate Finance Tracking

Justin Goodwin was invited to be on a panel at a South-South Exchange lead by Saint Lucia on climate finance tracking for low emission, climate resilient development.

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Testimonials

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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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 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

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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