An independent, member-based institute accelerating the transition to net zero emissions

CMI's new strategy

Our just launched 2025 ‘Accelerating Climate Action’ strategy sets forth a bold new vision and mission for our next chapter.


This strategy aims to boost the integrity and ambition of business investment in response to the climate and biodiversity crises. Our vision is for a prosperous negative emissions, nature-positive world. Our mission is to limit warming to 1.5°C by accelerating the use of market-based solutions and supporting best practice in decarbonisation. We are sharpening our focus on supporting CMI members to make urgent, credible climate strategies and transformative investment to realise the transition towards a net zero emissions economy.

AER Summit

September 14 & 15, 2023 | In Person & Online


For nearly a decade, the annual Australasian Emissions Reduction (AER) Summit has been an important forum for discussion on climate and regional realities, as well as the investment required for a just and inclusive transition to a net zero economy.

In 2022 our fully hybrid Summit attracted over 1300 delegates and more than 100 speakers. The Summit brought together all market participants, a broad spectrum of national and international business leaders and professionals, as well as leaders from all levels of Australian government.

Thank you to our sponsors and delegates, we can’t wait to see you in 2023 for our 10th Summit.

Safeguard Mechanism

The Federal Government is now implementing its climate policy reform agenda, outlined in Powering Australia. One of the policies set to facilitate this is the enhanced Safeguard Mechanism.

These reforms intend to lift the ambition of this policy and guide investment decisions in the industrial sector, in order to drive real and substantial emissions reductions. Our Safeguard Mechanism FAQs explore the key details of this vital policy reform.

Code of Conduct

Australia’s world-first climate-related consumer protection code of conduct has moved to full operation, committing the nation’s national carbon industry to higher standards of integrity, transparency and accountability than ever before.

From 1 July 2021, the Australian Carbon Industry Code of Conduct will expand its powers to handle and investigate consumer complaints; monitor and audit the activities of its 22 carbon service provider Signatories, and take enforcement action against those organisations that deliberately mislead or disadvantage their clients in the community.