Aether and the EU

20 January 2021

It is 2021 and the UK has left the EU. At Aether, we are proud to continue to work with many EU bodies, and EU national governments, in the realms of climate and air pollution data and policy.

Our support to EU national GHG and air pollution emissions inventory teams continues. Current projects include working with Estonia, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta and Romania, on their GHG and AQ emission inventories and wider impacts of climate action.

The start of a new year kicks off a new annual work programme with the European Environment Agency through their European Topic Centres (ETCs). An overview of our recent work can be viewed here. Many of these projects continue this year, with the addition of some new tasks, including analysing how Covid-19 impacted air pollution in cities in 2020, agriculture emissions analysis and Member State support, and remote satellite verification of GHG emissions inventories.

We also continue to work with other European organisations including DG Clima and DG Env of the European Commission, on reviews of EU national GHG and air pollutant emission inventories and projections, and support in preparation for the use of the 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC Guidelines for GHG inventories.

The world faces several urgent environmental challenges and at Aether we believe that we have a better chance of solving these issues through international collaboration and cooperation. We look forward to working with our EU and international partners on these matters in 2021.

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“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

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

Umweltbundesamt (Germany)

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“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 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

“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

“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

“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

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