A range of ACCU projects and contracts transacted last week, with the majority of volumes coming from two large put option transactions, and the rest of the activity spread across methodologies and delivery schedules. Prices were down across all categories, with some contracts – such as spot Piggeries – trading for the first time in several weeks, while the spread between Human induced Regeneration (HIR) and Generic (low-cost avoidance) widened as Generic units saw a drop in value at the end of the week, reaching a three-month low. The international market saw some gains for carbon removal and high-quality avoidance units, while low-quality avoidance prices fell.
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.