Carbon Markets

UPDATE: Local activity slows, but prices hold steady, as the market looks ahead to December

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Activity slowed in the Australian Carbon Credit Unit (ACCU) market last week, although prices have held steady even as liquidity has dried up – despite good support – particularly for Human Induced Regeneration (HIR) projects. As December approaches, the local market remains focused on the release of the government’s preferred settings for the new Safeguard Mechanism framework, and the implications for future supply-demand dynamics. Internationally, voluntary prices grew across key removal and avoidance categories, bringing an end to recent negative market sentiment.

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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