Wider Impacts of Climate Action in Luxembourg

17 February 2022

Aether is working with Luxembourg to assess the wider impacts of national climate actions. The work aims to increase the understanding of the potential wider impacts of Luxembourg’s actions to tackle climate change as well as barriers to implementing effective climate action with minimal negative wider impacts. The work links together Luxembourg’s reported climate actions with the ten priorities set out in Luxembourg 2030: 3rd National Plan for Sustainable Development.

The project report and linked data visualisation of the wider impacts (and of Luxembourg's GHG and AQ emissions inventories and projections) can be viewed on our website.

The report brings together findings gathered during activities including a literature review, a series of sector specific stakeholder engagement activities, and collation and analysis of the findings. 

The analysis of the potential synergies and conflicts between policies allows for more joined up decision making and allows for more efficient use of strategic resources. It is clear that cross government collaboration and engagement in identifying co-benefits and potential conflicts can help to identify where investment can be focused to maximise benefits and where conflicts can be addressed early on before investments are made. Many of Luxembourg’s climate actions have positive wider impacts, with those addressing energy consumption in residential buildings having the most potential co-benefits. Some climate policies have the potential for negative wider impacts, such as land use conflicts between afforestation and agricultural land.

Considering the wider impacts can lead to increased engagement from strategic decision makers in government, and increased awareness and more informed decision making from the private sector and the public. This leads to more efficient analysis that identifies potential synergies and conflicts early on and supports more joined-up and climate conscious decision making.

The analysis will be updated for the preparation of policies and measures for the updated integrated National Energy and Climate Plan (NECP) required in 2023.

You can read more about our wider impacts work here and our previous support to Luxembourg with their climate policies here.

See all news


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 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

“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

“The professional service provided by your company was of very high quality and completed within agreed timelines.”

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

Contact us

Get in touch

Call us on +44 1865 261 466, complete the short form below, or go to the Contact page

 Security code