Business is leading Australia’s transition to a zero-carbon economy.
We’re unlocking opportunities by facilitating knowledge sharing and commercial interactions between businesses, thought leaders, financiers, technology, service providers and key policy makers.
International carbon market insights
We’re linked in with international state and non-state actors, and have real visibility on the evolution of global carbon markets. We’re helping companies understand how they will be impacted by the economic transformation underway and how Australian business can develop, promote and deploy pragmatic, real world solutions to developing economies and climate-affected communities around the world.
Carbon farming industry development
Australian business must be part of the global approach to addressing climate change, and our domestic carbon abatement industry is poised to drive our national contribution towards emissions reductions. Australia’s carbon farming industry must be scaled up to meet domestic and potential international demand for abatement, and we’re working with business, financiers, government and research institutions to make it happen.
Voluntary & compliance market engagement
We’re supporting voluntary and compliance market activity across the country, to ensure that business can optimise its position and build internal capacity for a future where compliance markets increasingly impose some liability on companies. In an era of Australian climate policy uncertainty, the Institute is also promoting awareness of, and engaging with voluntary emissions reductions initiatives to help organisations take a leadership role on climate action.
Knowledge sharing & commercial interaction
As a hub for carbon market activity in Australia, we’re playing a significant role in connecting buyers and sellers, and facilitating the sharing of real-time market knowledge and insights on how business can respond to the impacts of climate change. We’re helping Australian companies understand how they can manage risks and take advantage of opportunities as the world transitions to a zero-carbon economy.
The Australian Government is undertaking a national review of its domestic climate policies. Outcomes of the Review will be vital to how Australia’s existing policies can evolve to meet current and future emissions reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement.
This report discusses market mechanisms as a tool to combat climate change, and how understanding and connecting with global markets can realise economic benefits for Australia.