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 Farming Scorecard

In 2022, the inaugural Carbon Farming Scorecard was launched. This scorecard represented the most comprehensive analysis to-date of Australia’s carbon farming policy frameworks.

In 2023, the second iteration of the Carbon Farming Scorecard revealed significant progress across several jurisdictions. However, the report also highlighted ongoing discrepancies in the recognition of carbon farming’s delivery of Indigenous, social, environmental and economic co-benefits for regional communities.

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.