APAC Carbon Market Report

Daily price transparency for carbon markets in the Asia-Pacific Markets.

Carbon Credit Price Assessments for Asia-Pacific Markets

Countries in the Asia Pacific are increasingly implementing carbon markets as a proven mechanism for achieving decarbonization objectives and reaching climate policy goals. These markets are diverse in their scope and ambition – presenting opportunities and risks for market participants across the region.

OPIS APAC Carbon Market Report provides daily price transparency for carbon markets in Australia, New Zealand, South Korea and China, plus  news and market commentary to support your trading strategies across the region.

Who Benefits From This Report

    • Assess the costs associated with complying with carbon programs and initiatives and understand the value chain impact.
    • Mitigate risk by referencing OPIS carbon prices in contracts.
    • Negotiate prices with counterparties more easily by referencing a carbon index with a methodology that accurately reflects how the market trades.
    • Evaluate price arbitrage opportunities in compliance markets.
    • Obtain fair-market value for carbon credits acquired in the OTC market.
    • Determine timely carbon market price ranges when assisting clients with transactions.
    • Leverage market insights when conducting cost analysis and advising clients on regulatory
    • Use OPIS carbon indices as a basis for carbon market price forecasting.
    • Stay informed on evolving jurisdictional and regional carbon market policies.
    • Stay informed on the market impact of environmental policy.
    • Understand the secondary market value of carbon allowances, credits and certificates while creating and supporting emissions reduction policies.
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Key Features

  • Daily price assessments for carbon credits produced by emissions reductions programs in Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea
    • OPIS Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU) Generic: Assessments for credits generated from avoidance-based projects that include landfill gas and alternative waste management and avoided deforestation projects.
    • OPIS ACCU Generic (No AD): Assessments for credits generated from avoidance-based projects that include landfill gas and alternative waste management and excludes avoided deforestation projects.
    • OPIS ACCU HIR (Human-Induced Regeneration): Assessments for credits generated from projects adopting the human-induced regeneration of a permanent even-aged native forest methodology which stores carbon by regenerating native forest on eligible land through activities such as livestock and grazing management. 
    • OPIS ACCU SFM (Savanna Fire Management) with and without Indigenous Co-benefits: Assessments for credits generated from avoidance-based projects that reduce the emission of greenhouse gasses from fire in savannas in northern Australia through a reduction in the frequency and extent of late dry season fires. Indigenous co-benefits (ICB) reflect the additional environmental, economic, social, and cultural benefits that a project brings to the indigenous communities. 
    • OPIS ACCU EP (Environmental Planting): Assessments for credits generated from projects that establish and maintain vegetation such as trees or shrubs on land that has been cleared of forest for at least five years.
    • OPIS New Zealand Unit (NZU): Assessments for tradable emission units issued by the government through free allocation or at auction to participants of the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme.
    • OPIS Korean Allowance Unit (KAU): Assessments for emissions permits issued to liable entities for compliance with South Korea’s Emissions Trading Scheme.
    • OPIS Korean Offset Credit (KOC): Assessments reflect voluntary offset credits generated from greenhouse gas reductions issued by domestic and international projects that are eligible for compliance with South Korea’s Emissions Trading System.
  • China carbon market price reporting and market commentary for Carbon Emission Allowances (CEA) traded on the Shanghai Environment and Energy Exchange .
  • Data visualizations for trend tracking and analysis for the four trading schemes.
  • Breaking news coverage and market-specific daily analysis that reveals trends and fundamentals impacting APAC carbon markets and pricing.
  • Calendar of events that feature upcoming policy updates/market events/conferences
  • The OPIS Carbon Market Pricing methodology covers full-day physical assessments for voluntary and compliance carbon offset credits prices.

Why You Can Trust OPIS Price Assessments

  • OPIS follows best practices honed over 47 years providing price benchmarks and follows the rigorous standards set by IOSCO and BMR for price benchmarks.
  • Markets show trust in OPIS benchmarks by pricing billions of dollars of transactions each year using OPIS price assessments as an index.

International Emissions Trading Association, IETA

OPIS is proud to be a member of the International Emissions Trading Association (IETA). IETA is a non-profit business organization created in June 1999 to establish a functional international framework for trading in greenhouse gas emission reductions.