Providing GHG and AP emission inventory training to the UAE

31 July 2023

Aether has been working with the UAE’s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) since 2018 to provide air quality pollutant and greenhouse gas inventory support as well as Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV). The latest project culminated in a week long capacity building workshop in Dubai in May 2023 at which Aether staff delivered training to over 30 participants on MRV and the enhanced transparency framework of the Paris Agreement, an introduction to inventories, data collection, how to conduct QA / QC, key category analysis and uncertainty analysis and individual sessions on each inventory sector – stationary energy, mobile energy, industrial processes and product use (IPPU), agriculture, land use change and waste.

 

Through the workshop, the participants obtained a better understanding of the components, capacity building areas and themes covered by MRV and the transparency framework, the basics in GHG and AQP emissions inventories and how that applies to the UAE context, the confidence with collecting activity data and compiling an emission inventory for one or more sectors and confidence with quality assurance and quality control techniques. Now that MOCCAE and other Federal and Emirate level Ministries / Agencies have the background and knowledge, they will be able to compile their own annual emission inventory estimates and use this to track progress with emission reduction commitments.

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Testimonial

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“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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