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Independent Review into ACCUs

Commissioned by the new Government, an Independent Review of Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) was led by former Chief Scientist, Professor Ian Chubb AC, with findings released in January 2023.


Read CMI’s concise market brief, which unpacks the Review’s recommendations and how Australia’s carbon market is expected to change.

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.

10th 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 investment required for a ‘just’ and inclusive transition to a net zero economy.


The hybrid Summit is a key platform for CMI’s mission: Accelerate the use of market-based solutions and support best practice in decarbonisation to limit warming to 1.5C. Join us in September 2023, as we explore the theme reform, repair and race for 1.5°C. Registrations are now open, and limited sponsorship opportunities remain. Secure your place today.

Code of Conduct

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


The Australian Carbon Industry Code of Conduct:

  • handles and investigates consumer complaints
  • monitors and audits the activities of its carbon service provider Signatories
  • takes enforcement action against those organisations deliberately misleading or disadvantaging their clients in the community