Our Networks

Overview

We build strong teams to match specific needs

Since founding Aether we have developed strong links with many associates and organisations. We are members of influential groups to support national and international decision making.

When building teams for projects we can draw on a wide range of skills and expertise across Europe and globally.

UK Government

Aether is active in shaping the UK national emissions inventories

Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG)

Aether contributes to the Air Quality Expert Group (AQEG,) a prestigious UK Government advisory group. Chris Dore provides expertise in the emissions inventory field and also contributes on a wide range of aspects of air quality in the UK.

iAQEG

Aether staff are part of a Defra group that advises UK government on their approach to working within the CLRTAP and more generally in the international arena, including outreach to countries around the world.

NAEI steering groups

Aether sits on both the national UK air quality emissions inventory steering group (AQ-ISG) and greenhouse gas emissions inventory committee (NISC). Input to these helps to prioritise improvements to the UK National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI).

International

Aether is represented on many international expert groups and panels

CLRTAP

Aether is funded by the UK Government to provide leading roles in the organisation and management of the Task Force on Emissions Inventories and Projections (TFEIP), including the role of Chair, secretariat and expert panels. We plan and lead the development of the science that underpins AQ emissions inventories through the annual meeting of the expert network and the EMEP/EEA Guidebook.

European Commission

Our work with the various DGs of the European Commission often involves attending and presenting at technical and policy meetings with Member States.

European Environment Agency's European Topic Centres (ETC)

Aether contributes to this large programme of technical work for the EEA, with many other organisations from across Europe. The work requires specialists to deliver key technical information, data analysis and policy support services to the EEA, including through the European Environment Information and Observation Network.

UNDP

Aether staff are members of the Global Policy Network Experts Roster for Rapid Response (GPN/ExpRes), which is a consultant deployment mechanism that maintains pre-vetted consultants for quick support to UNDP Country Offices and Units.

UNFCCC

Many of our technical staff are on the UNFCCC Roster of Experts for reviews of national GHG emissions inventories. Aether staff are also lead reviewers, attending the lead reviewers meetings and expert panels for developing IPCC Guidance on GHG emissions inventories.

UNOPS

Aether is part of Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT), a global network of expert partners. ICAT provides countries with tailored support and practical tools and methodologies to build the robust transparency frameworks needed for effective climate action aligned with national development priorities.

Testimonial

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

“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

“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 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

“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 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

“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

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

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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