About Us

About Us

New Zealand

Carbon Market Solutions is a leading New Zealand based advisory, brokerage, and trading company which focuses on maximizing value from trading carbon credits internationally and in New Zealand and Australia. CMS assists companies in New Zealand and Australia to participate effectively in the carbon market by first understanding their specific needs and then by assisting them to trade. The company was established in late 2003 by carbon market pioneers who have a combined 30 years plus of experience in working on climate change projects in a variety of countries around the world. Our founders have extensive experience in corporate finance, carbon finance, climate change advisory work, emissions trading, in emissions brokerage and in forestry.

CMS is unique in New Zealand through championing the establishment of the emerging carbon market in New Zealand by:

  • Becoming in 2007, the first New Zealand company to work with and sell Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) to an Australian airline, Pacific Blue;
  • Becoming the first New Zealand carbon company to successfully complete sales of nearly 1 million Emission Reduction Unit (ERU) from three clients in New Zealand to European based buyers under the Kyoto Protocol's Joint Implementation (JI) mechanism;
  • Becoming the first carbon company in the world to trade and transfer Certified Emission Reduction units (CERs) between the national registries of Switzerland and New Zealand under the Kyoto Protocol
  • Becoming the first and only carbon company in New Zealand to advise and broker over 1 million forestry NZU, converted to Assigned Amount units (AAU) for sale from one New Zealand client to a European Government;
  • Founded upon many of these pioneering deals and transactions, CMS has the know-how and experience to assist you with carbon sales in both the voluntary and compliance carbon markets, utilising its strong and active domestic and international networks
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