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Support for a First Nations Voice to Parliament

CMI is disappointed by the weekend’s result in the referendum to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians via a constitutionally enshrined Voice to Parliament. For those of us who accepted the invitation in The Uluru Statement from the Heart to walk alongside our Indigenous partners, this result will not change our endeavours. We will continue to support our Indigenous partners, elevating their voices through our platforms to build capacity and engagement across our community as we seek to repair our climate, our environment and our history.

Our statement of support for this proposal will remain online.

AER Summit

CMI’s annual Australasian Emissions Reduction (AER) Summit is Australia’s premier climate and business event.

For a decade, the summit has been an important forum for discussion on climate and regional realities and the investment required for a ‘just’ and inclusive transition to a net zero economy. The CMI team independently develops the Summit program with the aim of driving ambition, knowledge exchange, commercial interaction, capacity-building and peer-to-peer networking. Our 10th Summit was held on Gadigal Land in Sydney, across September 14 & 15 2023, and explored the theme Reform, Repair and Race for 1.5°C. Over 700 industry and government representatives attended in person. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to help shape the next decade of climate action in Australasia, view our sponsorship prospectus today.

Key reforms in carbon markets

Since the change of Australian Government in May 2022, there have been a suite of key domestic climate policy reforms.


Read FAQs and latest updates regarding Australia’s renewed NDC of 43% reduction on 2005 emissions by 2030 and the strengthened Safeguard Mechanism designed to drive industrial decarbonisation. Read our Market Brief on the independent review into the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) framework,  understand how Australia’s carbon market is expected to change and catch up on latest developments including the release of the ACCU Review Implementation Plan.

ACI Code of Conduct

The Australian Carbon Industry Code of Conduct (the Code) aims to protect and support carbon industry consumers.


The Code is a formal document that aims to define industry best practice for carbon project developers, agents, aggregators and advisers and represents the minimum standards that all Signatories agree to meet.