What We Do

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Brokerage and Trading

CMS is a highly experienced carbon credits broker and trader. We are highly experienced in brokering all types of carbon credits both in New Zealand and internationally. While our main area of expertise has been working in the carbon markets in New Zealand, we are also active and have experience working in the carbon markets in Australia, Canada, and in Europe. In addition to team members based in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, CMS also has a presence in Sydney in Australia, Edmonton in Canada, and Amsterdam in Holland.

We transacted our first international carbon credits deal (for emission reduction units – ERUS) in 2005 with Austria and we transacted out first international forestry carbon credits deal (for assigned amount units – AAUs) in 2009 with Norway. We have also extensive experience in brokering NZUs (New Zealand Units) to a wide variety of clients under the New Zealand emissions trading scheme.

In addition, we have experience in transacting other types of carbon credits such certified emission reductions (CERs) under the Clean Development Mechanism of the Kyoto Protocol from renewable energy projects in various countries around the world.

CMS also has extensive experience in transacting in the voluntary carbon market with verified emission reductions , in accordance with both the VCS – Voluntary Carbon Standard (https://verra.org) and the Gold Standard (https://www.goldstandard.org).

The full list of various types of carbon credits that CMS has experience in transacting includes:

AAUs – Assigned Amount Units

NZUs – New Zealand Units

ERUs – Emission Reduction Units

VERRA Voluntary Carbon Units – Voluntary Carbon Units from VERRA

CERs – Certified Emission Reductions

EUAs – EU Allowances

ACCUs – Australian Carbon Credit Units

Gold Standard VERs – Verified Emission Reductions from the Gold Standard

What are the advantages of transacting carbon credits with CMS? You get great prices on different types of carbon credits, clear contracts, fast execution and most of all you get experience.

Our infrastructure and long-lasting banking relationships in New Zealand and internationally mean that you can get your cash or your carbon credits quickly and efficiently. In the voluntary market, working with CMS means there is no need for you to set up your own registry account for what is most likely just one transaction per year. CMS has our own registry account in both the Gold Standard and VERRA registries. We take care of the hassle and the bureaucracy for you so that you don’t have to open your own registry account. Once new types of carbon credits are created under the Paris Accord, CMS will seek to gain early experience in transacting the new types of carbon credit units that will be created under the Paris Accord.

If you are interested to buy or sell New Zealand Units or Verified Emission Reductions then please fill out our form here.

Project Development

CMS has extensive experience, dating back to 2005, with the development of Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and Joint Implementation (JI) projects under the Kyoto Protocol as well as experience with developing carbon offset projects in the voluntary market in New Zealand. CMS is also exploring the development of projects under Article 6 of the Paris Agreement.

CMS has experience with all steps of the carbon credit generation project development cycle from initial project identification to preparation of project documentation, to validation, to verification, to the issuance of carbon credits, to marketing and sales.

If you would like to develop a carbon offset project in partnership with CMS or if you have a carbon offset project where you are interested in selling carbon credits in New Zealand then please fill out our form here to set up a time to speak with us.