Track Record

Track Record

From 2004, CMS has successfully completed a wide range of carbon transactions, under the Kyoto Protocol's mechanisms, such as JI and CDM, as well as in the voluntary market. Samples of those transactions are identified below. Additionally, when the New Zealand Emission Trading Scheme (NZ-ETS) came into force in 2008, early into the scheme, CMS successfully concluded a 1 million AAU deal into the EU-ETS from a forestry client participating in the NZETS.

Since 2008, CMS has actively participated with its clients in meeting their obligations under the NZETS as well as assisting some of those clients with the importation of ERUs into the scheme in order for them to surrender those units. Even though both the international and domestic carbon markets rapidly declined during this period until the present time, CMS has been fortunate to continue assisting its loyal clients with meeting their obligations under the NZETS on a monthly basis.

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2005 – Assistance to the Palmerston North City Council with the sale of 149,000 ERUs to KommunalKredit of Austria

2006 – Assistance to Christchurch City Council with the sale of 200,000 ERUs to British Gas Trading


2006 – Assistance to Meridian Energy with the Sale of up to 650,000 ERUs to Switzerland

2006 – first New Zealand Company to become a member of the Chicago Climate Exchange

Pacific Blue

2007 – first sale of Verified Emission Reductions (VERs) to an airline (Pacific Blue) to offset air-travel between New Zealand and Australia.

2007 – First privately owned company in New Zealand to sell VERs on TradeMe

CER transfer

2008 – CMS executes world’s first ever transfer of CERs between national registries. Read the press announcement.

2009 – assistance to Ernslaw One Limited with sale of 520000 forestry AAUs to European Buyer. Click here for press release.

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