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CM30 Youth Research Lab

Join the Carbon Markets 2030 (CM30) Youth Research Lab Team!


Since world leaders signed the Paris Agreement, countries around the world have been working hard to reduce their carbon emissions, and Canada has been at the forefront of these efforts. The need for sustainable finance tools has become more pressing than ever before. In response to this urgent need, we are proud to announce the launch of our new research program, Carbon Markets 2030 (CM30). Our program is dedicated to exploring and promoting the use of carbon markets, carbon taxes, green bonds, and impact investing as powerful tools for mitigating the effects of global warming. The CM30 project is aimed at developing the research, analytical, and academic writing skills of high school students (who aspire to enroll in business schools, sustainable development programs, political science majors, or similar) committed to the field of sustainable development.


Project Milestones:
The project will run from August 14 to October 20, and will involve 100 hours of learning, research, and writing:

- From August 14 to August 18, students will spend 4 hours per week (a total of 16 hours) learning relevant knowledge before starting the research project. 

- From August 21 to September 1, students will need to devote 41 hours to conduct interviews with government officials, businesses, and experts involved in carbon taxes or carbon trading markets in four major provinces of Canada (BC, Ontario, Quebec, and Alberta). 

- From September 4 to October 20, students will analyze data and write their papers, requiring a total of 43 hours. 


The teachers will spend 160 hours guiding, coaching, and revising papers, as well as helping students publish their work in relevant academic journals before November 2023.


  • Must be a current Grade 9 - 12 student in Canada

  • Must be able to contribute 10 - 15 hours per week 

  • Must send a report card showing high academic standing with a minimum grade point average of 85%. 


The research project is seeking 8 students who will work in teams of 2. The tuition fee for the course is dependent on final costs. All participants who complete the project will receive a letter of appreciation from the supervisor. This opportunity will greatly help university applications and resumes.

Please fill out the application form below by the deadline, July 15th, 11:59 PM PST. 

Note: Fulfilling the above requirements does not guarantee a place in the research team. 

Should you have any questions, please email

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