CMI's research program

Through our research agenda, we inform discourse regarding the urgent need to deploy zero and negative emissions technologies and the optimal use of carbon markets. Our research outputs are designed to inform more ambitious policy, commitments and practice, accelerate corporate and industrial emission reductions alongside whole-of-economy reductions and removals and advance high integrity carbon crediting frameworks that deliver enduring co-benefits.

Carbon Markets Report

Launched in 2024, the ‘Carbon Markets & Australia’s Net Zero Challenge’ report is the latest addition to CMI’s ongoing research initiative.  

The report is the first in a new annual series that examines how Australia’s carbon market is evolving, with the latest insights from a range of experts, including decarbonisation researchers, nature specialists, corporate lawyers, carbon market participants, financial market specialists, technology specialists, and decarbonisation advisors.  

Across 10 chapters, the 2024 report explores supply and demand forecasts, current integrity developments and challenges, linkages with nature repair, as well as key developments in market infrastructure. 

Carbon Farming Scorecard

The Carbon Farming Scorecard provides an annual pulse-check on Australia’s carbon farming frameworks and policies at both a national, and sub-national level. Produce in partnership with KPMG, the Scorecard has demonstrated a clear forward trajectory year-on-year in all jurisdiction. While substantial policy gains have occurred since the inaugural scorecard, the 2024 Scorecard showed that progress is slowing but significant opportunities remain.

View the 2024 results below, and access previous year’s scorecards.

Australian Business Climate Survey

The Australian Business Climate Survey gauges the attitudes of Australian business and industry to understand views on international and domestic policy, carbon markets and pricing, and corporate climate risk, disclosure and strategy. The 10th annual edition of this survey was launched in September 2023.

Quarterly Update: International Climate Policy and Market Development

CMI’s Quarterly Updates are exclusively provided to CMI members. These reports include global carbon prices, a policy and market tracker of national and sub-national carbon pricing schemes, parties who have ratified the Paris Agreement and the total value of carbon pricing mechanisms, global climate policy updates (internationally, in Europe, United Kingdom, Middle East and Africa, China, Asia Pacific and the Americas) and market commentary from our team of experts.