News Wider impacts

Aether is working with Luxembourg to assess the potential wider impacts of Luxembourg’s actions to tackle climate change.

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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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Innovations in Air Quality

04 September 2019

Aether and Air Quality Consultants are pleased to be working with Guy’s and St Thomas’ Charity to identify cutting edge innovations that could be used at the local level to reduce air pollution over the next 5-10 years.

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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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The UK Government’s draft Clean Air Strategy identified wood burning from domestic stoves as one of the key sources of particulate matter in urban areas in the UK. This marks a return to one of the air pollution sources which, it was assumed had been “solved” in the 1950s and 60s in mainland UK.

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Aether has been working with the States of Jersey Department of Environment for the last three years. Today sees the release of the report on the wider impacts of climate change action in Jersey and the data visualisation of Jersey’s greenhouse gas emissions past, present and future.

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New research published today exposes serious equity issues in London: the capital’s most deprived children attend schools most affected by poor air quality, yet are likely to contribute least to traffic pollution at schools.

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The Scottish Government has commissioned Aether, in collaboration with Aether Associates and Dr Keith Baker, to carry out evidence reviews of the co-benefits and adverse side effects of climate change mitigation in the transport and built environment sectors.

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DECC has commissioned Aether, in collaboration with Aether Associate Alison Smith, to carry out a four-month scoping study to provide a comprehensive overview and synthesis of existing and planned research on co-benefits and possible adverse side-effects of climate mitigation.

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The analysis and quantification of Policies and Measures (PAMs) for greenhouse gas and air pollution mitigation is becoming increasingly important and Aether has developed significant track record in this area.

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Aether together with Entec and the Institute of Occupational Medicine have been awarded a project by the European Commission titled, Industrial emissions of nano and ultrafine particles.

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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

Matthew Dudley, UNFCCC Secretariat

“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

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

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