RG 236 Do I need an AFS licence to participate in carbon markets?
Issued 20 May 2015
This guide is for those who are involved in carbon abatement activities and who enter into carbon abatement contracts related to the Emissions Reduction Fund, as well as other carbon financial services and markets. It is also relevant for persons advising carbon market participants.
You can use this guide to help you decide whether you need an Australian financial services (AFS) licence to participate in or provide financial product advice and other financial services in relation to carbon markets. This guide also indicates what other information ASIC has published that may be useful for you, and where you can find it.