Carbon Market Watch

For fair and effective climate protection.

About us

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure that environmental market based mechanisms contribute to the fight against climate change. We work to uncover policy loopholes and uphold standards that protect the environmental and social integrity of carbon markets and other climate mitigation instruments.

Our Approach

Our approach is to influence policy development with the unique combination of technical policy expertise and bottom-up pressure through our network. We are politically independent and non-profit, and underpin our views with innovative evidence based policy research.

Our Work

We work at the global, European as well as local levels in numerous developing countries. Our key campaigns include

Our Network

Established in 2009, the Carbon Market Watch Network brings together more than 800 NGOs and academics from 70 different countries from the global North and South in three working languages: English, French and Spanish. The network aims to strengthen the voice of civil society in advocating for public scrutiny of carbon markets and to ensure more effective and fair climate policies for all.

Our History

Carbon Market Watch was launched in 2012 to expand the work of the watchdog organization CDM Watch, which kicked off in 2009 to scrutinize the UN’s carbon offsetting mechanisms. Carbon Market Watch is registered in Austria with offices in Brussels.

Our Coalitions

We coordinate the working group on flexible mechanisms of the Climate Action Network (CAN), a worldwide network of over 950 NGOs in more than 110 countries. We are also member of the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (ICSA) which has observer status at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) and are members of the ETO Consortium, a network of some 80 human rights related civil society organisations and academics.


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Donations are sincerely welcome!

Will you support us in our exciting initiatives? The challenge we face as a non-profit organization is raising enough money to continue our work. Your donation, no matter what size, can help a great deal.

If you can provide such a gift, simply click the ‘Donate’ button below and you will be directed to PayPal to make your transaction.




You may also send a bank transfer using the following details.

Bank name: Raiffeisenbank
IBAN: AT54 3429 0000 0952 4216
BIC: RZOOAT2L290

Your generosity is hugely appreciated! For every donation a confirmation of receipt will be sent.

(Carbon Market Watch was formally a project of Nature Code – Centre of Development and Environment until 2016)