The principal object of the Institute of Certified Carbon Analysts and Auditors (ICCAA) is to advance, promote, measure, regulate and provide assurance certification of carbon credits for the effective implementation of carbon management systems (that may include emissions trading systems). It is aimed at encouraging participation in carbon markets by its members to improve environmental sustainability and provide solutions to reducing the greenhouse effect and resultant climate change. The certification programs of the ICCAA are designed to train and educate ‘Certified Carbon Analysts and Auditors’ with the professional designation CCAA to provide analysis and assurance in carbon markets.
ICCAA has established relationships and is collaborating with Universities and Federal, State and Local Government instrumentalities in Australia. ICCAA has close communications with numerous stakeholder groups, including corporations, non-government organisations (NGOs) and other entities that have related interests to the ICCAA and utilise their resources and facilities to provide and achieve the principal object of the ICCAA.
In December 2012, the ICCAA was admitted by the Conference of the Parties (COP) 18 as an Observer Organisation of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).
Flash! With the constant changes being proposed with regards climate change and carbon emissions management regulation in Australia; the education and training program to certify carbon analysts and auditors has been temporarily suspended. There will be no new intakes to these programs until further notice.