CMIA is an international trade association representing firms that finance, invest in, and provide enabling support to activities that reduce emissions across five continents. CMIA's international membership accounts for an estimated 75 per cent of the global carbon market, valued at approximately USD 120 billion in 2010.
Composed of businesses at the cutting edge of the services sector that work to reduce emissions through the market mechanisms of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol, CMIA was created to ensure that the progressive business voice is heard, and to promote market-friendly climate change policy. Our members provide highly-skilled jobs and add value to the economy through services to, and capital injections into, the growing global carbon market.
CMIA distinguishes itself from other trade associations by providing a unique opportunity to be a part of an industry grouping that solely represents organisations providing services to and investing in the environmental sector. Our membership does not include any entities with compliance obligations under cap-and-trade schemes. This results in a unique and harmonious advocacy platform with emphasis on the environmental integrity of market mechanisms and climate change policies.
CMIA's membership comprises close to 50 companies including financial institutions, asset managers, investment and carbon funds, project developers, lawyers, accountants, verifiers, emissions brokers, and IT firms.