Design and review of market-based instruments

RMCG has technical expertise in the design and review of market-based instruments (MBIs), particularly in the areas of water quality and biodiversity conservation.

Our expertise includes reverse auctions, offsets and revolving funds. Our skill set extends to market scoping, program design, training of assessors, delivery of information sessions, statistical analysis of results, and informing ultimate decision-making on investments.

Our team has also undertaken cost-effectiveness assessment of market-based instruments compared to other tools for environmental management, and collated benefit estimation on market-based instrument benefits in environmental management.


Shayne Annett

Shayne Annett


B.Ag.Sci., M.Res.Admin. (NRM)

Shayne has over 25 years working in land, water and biodiversity management, and during that time has developed the ability to see things from many perspectives, to anticipate issues that might arise and to draw on his experience to develop pragmatic and progressive solutions. He understands on-ground work, private and public land management, planning and managing programs and projects, and policy at local, state and national levels.

Carl Larsen

Carl Larsen


B.Env.Sci., B.Soc.Sci. (Env.), PG.Cert.CCPI.

Carl is a socio-environmental scientist with 15 years’ experience in planning, delivery and evaluation of agriculture and natural resource management programs, integrated water management, climate change and stakeholder engagement. He understands the practical implications of policy and science on communities and agriculture. Carl has worked with a range of government departments, resource management agencies, research and development corporations, private organisations and communities around Australia on catchment management, sustainable water use, resource management in agriculture/horticulture, land use, climate change, strategic planning, industry development, extension and practice change.