Emissions Trading - The Journey to Trading


For many businesses, emissions trading is both complex and new - We can help you.


Drawing on our in depth emissions trading expertise, we have developed a structured approach to ensure that you:

  • understand emissions trading and the implications for your business
  • develop a sound corporate strategy to address the introduction of emissions trading
  • implement the strategy taking into account timing and resources
  • manage the "through the year" trading activity with appropriate compliance in place.


We call this The Journey to Trading - hover your cursor over the picture below to learn more.

The Journey to Trading

1. Understanding Emissions Trading
- Trading scheme fundamentals
- Global trends
- NZ ETS specifics
- Au CPRS and other schemes
2. Developing the Corporate Strategy
- Emissions inventory
- ETS implications
   + Participation - mandatory, opt-in or indirect
   + Cost pass through - ability / exposure
   + Allocation - eligibility / quantity
   + Unit requirements - trading / compliance
- Potential $ exposure
- Risk and opportunity assessment
3. Implementing the Strategy
- Mitigating the emissions exposure
   + Emissions reductions
   + Marginal abatement cost curve
   + Contractual pass through of exposure
- Addressing the remaining exposure
   + Trading strategy
- Project planning
   + Resource implications
   + Timing
   + Systems (measurement, reporting, financial)
Compliance Activity (ongoing)
- Measurement, reporting, verification (MRV)
- ETS obligations
   + reporting / surrender of units
- Governance of trading mandate
- Audit requirements
- Financial reporting standards
- Tax requirements
Trading Activity (ongoing)
- Trading position tracking
- Trading strategy
   + buy / sell - unit types, volumes, sources, timing
   + Transaction types - OTC, exchange, bilateral
- Trading risk management
   + Market value at risk
   + Governance, trading authority

Tailor-Made Services

While The Journey to Trading provides a template structure, we always tailor make our advisory services to match your business' specific needs and internal resources.

  • Our support levels range from ad-hoc advice through to full turnkey compliance management solutions.
  • We provide expertise across all aspects of emissions trading and where appropriate will work closely with your legal and tax advisers. 


Contact us now to get expert assistance for your business.

Learn More and Get Ready for Trading