The Carbon Market Institute is an independent membership-based not-for-profit organisation. 

We aim to assist Australian business in meeting the challenges and opportunities associated with the developing national and international carbon markets and thereby build capacity to grow in a low-carbon world.

Our Vision

The CMI is an independent not-for-profit company limited by guarantee. We acknowledge the significant funding support provided by the Victorian Government in establishing the Institute. The funding provides for a range of deliverables over the first three years of operation to achieve the following objectives:

  • Promote good governance of carbon risks and issues.
  • Assist Australian industries with the implementation of climate-related markets and associated business opportunities.
  • Work in concert with Australian industry and other key stakeholders to position Australia as an emissions trading hub for the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Advance the education and training in response to Australian industry’s needs in relation to moving to a lower carbon economy.
  • Conduct research and market analysis to keep Australian industries informed of characteristics of the domestic and international climate-related markets.
  • Be an active independent clearinghouse and standard setter for reliable and unbiased carbon market information.
  • Support Australian industry’s engagement with international climate-related markets by facilitating and coordinating market information access and business cluster activity.
  • Work in concert with relevant organisations, providers and stakeholders, as appropriate, to develop and implement standards and accreditation procedures for the Australian carbon market.

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