Carbon Markets

UPDATE: ACCU forward prices jump on growing interest and liquidity; updated Safeguard timetable possible

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Prices for Generic (landfill gas, avoided deforestation) Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) increased on the week, with comparatively uncommon methodologies including Transportation, Energy Efficiency and Agriculture, trading at a slight premium to Generic contracts, and renewed interest for Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) projects. The forwards market also saw significant volumes traded last week, with both June and July 2023 delivery contracts trading at a premium to spot Generics as the ACCU market continues to show further signs of growing interest and liquidity.

This report analyses current activity in the Australian and international voluntary carbon markets, including spot and forward price dynamics, and prices by underlying project methodologies. Analysis considers Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCUs) and voluntary offsets across key international registries including Verra, Gold Standard, the American Carbon Registry, and the Climate Action Reserve.

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