With the Federal Government set to introduce a carbon tax in July next year, businesses have already begun to respond to the emerging entrepreneurial opportunities in the carbon market.
One example is Melbourne start-up Brokers Carbon, which recently launched an online portal for users to gain information about carbon projects throughout the world.
Brokers Carbon founder Nathan Dale says the business is attempting to redefine what it means to operate globally in the new green economy.
“What makes this portal so unique in the carbon market is that we already have the ability to list every type of environmental project, in every carbon market, at any stage of development worldwide,” Dale says.
“Essentially what this means is, if you’re developing a new environmental project and/or selling emissions reductions anywhere in the world, we can help you.”
With regard to the actual platform itself, new users sign up online at no cost, giving them about 80% of the project information for free.
Sellers can create, manage and update their own listings online at any time, and buyers can choose their own project preferences and Brokers Carbon will email them if there is a match.
While Brokers Carbon isn’t the only player in this market, it is certainly coming at it from a fresh commercial perspective. Can you think of any other ideas that seek to capitalise on the carbon market?