Carbon Market Watch is an international NGO with a unique expertise in carbon pricing. Our strength is the combination of in-depth policy expertise and close work with community groups in countries across the world.

Our Mission

Carbon Market Watch’s mission is to ensure that carbon pricing and other climate policies drive a just transition towards zero-carbon societies. We promote environmental integrity and human rights and empower communities to participate in decision making processes related to climate policies.

Our Approach

Evidence-based advocacy is central to our work. Our strength is the unique combination of in-depth policy expertise, strong communication skills and close work with community groups in over 60 countries across the world.

Our Values 

Climate policies need to hold polluters accountable for their actions. To that end, we believe that robust democratic processes are imperative to result in fair and effective climate policy. Moreover, climate measures need to be implemented in line with universal human rights in order to work for people and the environment. We take pride in adhering to our common values and implement practices that allow us to reduce our own carbon footprint.

Our Goals

We work at the global, European, national as well as local levels in numerous countries. Our key campaign goals are:

Our Channels of Influence and Partnerships

Carbon Market Watch is an accredited member of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and is registered in the joint transparency register of the European Commission and European Parliament for interest groups.

As a member of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC) and several other high-level policy fora (details on request), we work with representatives of governments, the private sector, and civil society to promote effective carbon pricing policies that deliver emissions reductions while encouraging innovation and protecting the rights of those affected.

As a member of the Climate Action Network (CAN), a worldwide network of over 950 NGOs, we coordinate two working groups, on market mechanisms, and aviation & shipping. We are a member of the European Environmental Bureau (EEB) as well as the International Coalition for Sustainable Aviation, and the Clean Shipping Coalition, civil society observer groups that monitor negotiations in the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) respectively.

We represent European NGOs in the Steering Committee of the Extraterritorial Obligations (ETO) Consortium, a network of 140 civil society organisations and academics working on human rights.

Our History

Carbon Market Watch is the successor of the campaign CDM Watch launched in 2009. Since 2010, we have established office in Belgium, that connect with a growing international network. You will find our statutes here (French).

Donations are welcome!

Would you like to 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 donation.

You can also donate by bank transfer using the following details:

Bank name: KBC Bank
IBAN: BE09 7390 1966 7557


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