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Aether contributed to an analysis of procurement (scope 3) emissions reporting in the Scottish public sector, as summarised in this ClimateXChange report for the Scottish Government. This report aims to demonstrate approaches and tools available to Scottish public bodies to understand and report their supply chain emissions and provide options for action to improve supply chain reporting across the public sector.

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The upcoming guidance for quantitative carbon reporting (QCR) within Local Transport Plan 4 will require authorities to estimate current and predict future carbon emissions from their transport plans. For elected members, chief executives and sectoral directors the LTP 4 period will mark a golden opportunity to use climate data to support decision making on a larger set of growth challenges such as cost of living, aging populations, levelling up, and spiralling health problems.

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Aether is working with Dumfries and Galloway Council to monitor progress towards their net zero target.

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Actions to mitigate climate change often have wider social, economic and environmental impacts. These impacts can be both positive and negative. Aether has compiled a wider impacts database for climate actions with matrices to show the interlinkages.

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Aether lead the development of the Welsh Governments net zero reporting guide now published for use by the Welsh Public Sector.

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Aether is starting a project with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea on “The Route to Carbon Neutral and Development of Climate Emergency Action Plan”.

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Aether, together with CAG Consultants and Future Climate, have supported Lewisham Council in defining and mapping their route to carbon neutral.

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Aether, along with CAG consultants, are working with Conwy County Borough Council to support them in responding to their declaration of a climate emergency. The project will define and map the route to Carbon Net Zero by 2030.

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Aether has recently started work on a project in collaboration with CAG Consultants supporting Lewisham Council to shape and respond to its climate emergency declaration.

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Aether has developed greenhouse gas inventories and projection scenarios for Stirling and Clackmannanshire Councils.

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Aether and Carbon Forecast are pleased to be working with Natural Resources Wales (NRW) to support the development of a comprehensive, fit for purpose carbon accounting system for the public sector in Wales.

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Analysis undertaken by Aether on behalf of the Greater London Authority has shown that policies to reduce air pollution in London will also reduce inequality.

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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

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

Alan Hardy, Kyson Design

“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

“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

“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 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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

“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

“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

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