Prices continued to rise in the Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU) market last week, albeit off lower volumes after historic levels of recent trading, supported by the tail end of roll trading and seasonal trends. Higher prices continue to feed through to the direct (bilateral) contract market, which remains an area of major focus for larger corporate buyers. Prices for top tier carbon removal/sequestration and avoided deforestation projects in the international voluntary market moved down on low overall market activity, potentially attributed to the conclusion of COP 27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, where many of the big issues remain unresolved, despite major outcomes on disaster funding.
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.