News 2009-2011

ESD review

08 December 2011

Aether have had a major role in the winning consortium for a large EU contract to review Member States Greenhouse Gas emissions inventories in 2012. This review will help to determine the baselines for agreeing targets under the Effort Sharing Decision.

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Defra AQAP effectiveness

30 November 2011

Aether and Air Quality Consultants have won a Defra contract to review the effectiveness of Local Authority Air Quality Action Plans and future policy options for Local Air Quality Management. The team is expected to report its findings in April next year.

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2010 Ireland inventory

27 October 2011

Aether have won another contract to help the Irish EPA compile their national emissions inventory (Aether provided technical support to the EPA to help with the emissions inventory last year). Emma Salisbury will be based in Monaghan, working with the EPA inventory team.

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NAEI

24 October 2011

Aether are pleased to be part of the winning team for the UK's National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory for the next 3 years. The AEA bid, complemented by Aether, provides Defra and DECC with a highly experienced team.

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Project win: Worcestershire

21 September 2011

Aether is working with Worcestershire County Council to assess options for meeting carbon reduction targets for 2025 and 2050. Aether will draw on over 10 years experience of emissions estimates for local authorities and calculating emissions projections to provide state of the art data and methods for scenario analysis.

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Aether has been asked to undertake an air quality assessment for a proposed development of approximately 300 dwellings in Reading. The site lies close to an Air Quality Management Area and therefore it is important that the impact of the development is assessed.

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Chris Dore has been making numerous trips to Turkey to establish a national emissions inventory for the National Emissions Ceilings Directive. Chris explained that there is a lot of investment being made in Turkey at the moment, as they try to bring their systems up to scratch for their application to join the EU.

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Emissions of PM0.1

13 June 2011

At the beginning of June, Chris Dore and Emma Salisbury helped to run a workshop on PM0.1 emissions for the European Commission. There is an ever increased focus on the finer end of the PM spectrum, and the EC want to better understand the emissions arising from industrial activities.

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Gothenburg Protocol

07 June 2011

As part of their work on the UN/ECE’s Taskforce on Emissions Inventories and Projections, Aether are leading the compilation of a technical report assessing the feasibility of including flexibility in the Gothenburg Protocol.

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Aether staff recently returned from the UNECE Task Force on Emission Inventories and Projections (TFEIP) annual meeting, which this year was held in Stockholm. The meeting was attended by over 100 emission inventory experts from Europe and EECCA countries.

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Aether are working with Sefton Council to improve the Merseyside atmospheric emissions inventory.

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As part of their efforts to bring environmental systems up to the standard of EU countries, Turkey are developing their emissions inventory, and Aether are making a leading technical contribution.

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Testimonial

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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.”

Clare Bayley, Defra

“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

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