CMI convenes active and influential working groups, taskforces and delegations.

CMI’s working groups and taskforces span diverse thematic areas and are available for CMI members only. CMI has been an official observer organisation at COP since 2015, taking a member delegation to the conference each year. Our members portal houses detailed information about working groups, taskforces and delegations. Please contact for expressions of interest.

  • This Working Group is for members representing emission intensive industries, their financiers and insurers. This group will aim drive corporate best practice in market-based solutions and decarbonisation, as well as share member experiences and achievements. This group meets quarterly, allowing individuals to learn from their peers on internal strategy management; collaborate on practical climate action across industries; and create a climate leadership network. Available to CMI corporate members.

  • This Working Group convenes key individuals from CMI’s carbon project development-focused members and is focused on project development and credit supply, including method development priorities and relevant ACCU Review reforms. Members include land-based and industrial carbon project developers/aggregators, legal and other service providers, financiers and emissions reductions investors and procurers. The aim of this group is to build industry connections and networks; determine strategies to ensure continued market growth and sustainability; support investigation of industrial and geological emissions reductions; and identify ways to increase supply of nature-based climate solutions and abatement as aligned with the Carbon Farming Industry Roadmap. Available to CMI corporate members.

  • This Working Group convenes members to discuss and inform CMI positions as they relate to the evolution of national climate policy; market-based approaches to emissions reductions; and implementing policy to create commercial opportunity in the net-zero transition. The group is issues-led, in that it is convened to refine existing policy positions for ongoing advocacy and education, or to develop new positions in response to policy developments proposed by governments. Available to CMI corporate members.

  • This Working Group examines impacts and opportunities arising from international carbon market developments and implications for Australian business. The group explores opportunities to promote Australian climate expertise, abatement and investment across the Asia Pacific region, the preparation of Australia’s carbon market to align with future carbon market linkages under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement and projects or interests in UNFCCC or voluntary carbon markets in the region. See our International Updates here. Available to CMI corporate and associate members.

  • The Investor Working Group is intended to focus expertise on carbon market investment and related market evolutions and challenges both in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. This working group is an invitation-only initiative and is open to members who are market investors, brokers or financial institutions.

  • The Legal Working Group is intended to connect individuals, share knowledge, insights, and successful strategies, and discuss the key challenges and various approaches in legal and regulatory frameworks and interpretation, that impact a successful carbon market. This working group is an invitation-only initiative and is open to members that practice in climate change and sustainability or lead legal teams within CMI member organisations.

  • This Taskforce is focused on supporting ‘phase 1’ design/setup of the Integrated Farm Management method, and ‘phase 2’ future development/expansion to ensure high-integrity, best practice measurement approaches, practical implementation and on-ground viability. We provide method development input including technical measurement expertise, data, analytical assistance, and case studies, across a range of initial and future activities (ensuring individual confidentiality and privacy; and support broader market participant education, engagement and advocacy on method design, implementation and participation to support greater national uptake and endorsement by market stakeholders (including relevant industry participants, representative bodies, and Government entities). Available to CMI corporate members.

  • CMI established an Integrity Taskforce in 2022 that had input into CMI positions through 2023 as we developed submissions to the ACCU Review. The scope for a future Integrity taskforce will be developed in 2024.

  • As carbon markets scale and grow in complexity, the need for clear communication around market-based mechanisms is ever-more pressing. In early 2024, CMI will be commencing its Communications Taskforce to address this pressing need. Further details to come.

Annual CMI COP Delegation

As an accredited UN Observer Organisation, CMI leads an annual delegation


CMI plays a significant role in representing Australia’s business interests at the annual United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP). CMI can apply for delegation passes for COP Week 1, this delegation is open to CMI corporate members only.