Prices in the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) market traded relatively rangebound in recent days in comparison to previous weeks. Generic (Landfill Waste Gas, Energy Efficiency etc.) prices fell slightly over the period, while Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) prices held firm, leading to a slight widening of the spread between the two contracts. Despite the muted movement of prices, volumes remained healthy with the number of units transacted growing by over 20% on the week. Internationally, the front-December EU Allowance (EUA) contract breached the €100 ($157) mark, while prices for nature-based offsets saw a fall over the course of the week, slightly tempered by a bump in prices on Thursday as bearish sentiment continued to eat away from gains achieved in trading earlier in the month.
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.