Welcome to the Promoting Access to Carbon Equity (PACE) website - the online home of the PACE centre. On this website you can find out about our services and projects.

PACE centre services and track-record

PACE was established in 2004. Since then we have explored various ways of making the global carbon market work in Africa - and particularly to work for poor people in Africa. The Credible Carbon registry, the first of its kind in Africa, seeks to structurally alter the way in which poverty alleviating carbon projects are brought to the market. 

In 2011 Credible Carbon sold over 11 000 tCO2 and returned more than R700,000 in carbon revenue to poverty-alleviating projects in southern Africa. In 2012 we did even better, selling nearly 41 000 tCO2 to over 100 different clients and returning R1,7 million to local projects. Our top sales price in 2012 was R250 per tCO2 and in last project we returned 91% of total carbon revenue to the project - that is after project proponent fees, legal fees and the cost of an indepenent audit.

PACE is a major project proponent to the Credible Carbon registry and enjoy their success. We are looking forward to 2013!

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Just back from COP17. An impressive event both in terms of scale and content. Not confident about a legally binding, fair and urgent agreement but more hope than a week ago. Impressive none the less to see how many committed people are working on a range of inspiring issues.

Latest News

All news articles are collated on our partner site www.crediblecarbon.com.

seven of its 24 Dreamliners are out of service. The Santiago, Chile-based carrier had ordered the carbon-fiber aircraft to serve as its workhorses on long-range flights, particularly across the Pacific… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

The shares climbed further in January 2017 during nomination hearings for Scott Pruitt, a climate–change skeptic, to become head of the EPA. Since then, the stock has slipped. Earlier this month… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

mail.google.com/mail/ca/u/0/#inbox/163930e33c013e11 Spark—the eNewsletter of RMI Email not displaying correctly? View it in your browser . Thursday, May 24, 2018 REPORT RELEASE: *THE ECONOMICS OF CLEAN ENERGY PORTFOLIOS* In a new report released Monday, Rocky Mountain Institute examines the potential role of “clean energy portfolios,” or collections of renewable energy and … Continue reading "Spark: Report Release—The Economics of Clean Energy Portfolios – peteratkins23@gmail.com – Gmail"

Liberals are seen by some as advancing an agenda too far to the left: a cap-and-trade system on carbon emissions, steep minimum wage hikes, free pharmaceutical coverage and tuition for some. All this… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

nutritious as carbon dioxide levels increase. “Declines of protein and minerals essential for humans, including iron and zinc, have been reported for crops in response to rising atmospheric carbon dioxide… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Over 1000 delegates from 280+ organisations will attend the world’s premier climate adaptation conference in Cape Town next month… *SPECIAL EDITION * In just over three weeks, more than 1000 climate adaptation researchers, practitioners, business leaders, policymakers and social and environmental activists from around the world will arrive in Cape … Continue reading "SPECIAL EDITION: Adaptation Futures 2018 – 18 – 21 June 2018"

the future of oil and gas given the rise of renewables, electric cars and policies to curb climate change, some equity investors are reluctant to invest in Big Oil, said Tim Perry, global co-head… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

increased to 56.5 from 55.8, marking just the second advance since mid-MarchMeasure of buying climate little changed at 45.7 after 45.8Key TakeawaysAmericans’ views of their finances strengthened, supported… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

project in operation by 2021, the developers said in a statement. It will reduce the state’s carbon emissions by more than 1.6 million tons per year, the equivalent of removing 325,000 cars from… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/has-teslas-big-australian-battery-killed-the-business-case-for-more?utm_source=Storage&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GTMStorage#gs.I8LSCpI Did Tesla’s Big Australian Battery Kill the Business Case for More? There might not be much of an ancillary services market left for other projects. JASON DEIGN MAY 18, 2018 [image: The Hornsdale battery is almost doing too good of a job.] The Hornsdale battery is almost doing too … Continue reading "Did Tesla’s Big Australian Battery Kill the Business Case for More? | Greentech Media"


Wildlands Conservation Trust

The Wildlands Conservation Trust (WCT) assists local communities and local governments in realising the virtuous cycles between human and ecological well-­being.

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The uMdoni Municipality and the Project Preparation Trust (PPT) are partners in this project with PACE.

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Hout Bay Recycling Co-op

A social enterprise started by Thrive Hout Bay saw residents of Imizamo Yethu township in Hout Bay begin recycling in 2009.

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Reliance Compost

We would like to see a world in which composting companies of tomorrow replace the oil companies of today in the local economy.

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Spier Mob Grazing

Since April 2009 Angus McIntosh has managed a portion of Spier agriculture that involves 74 hectares of irrigated pasture.

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Walker’s Recycling

Walkers Recycling is a family-run business started in 2005 by Eddie Walker. The business collects high-value recyclable material from the Cape Town CBD.

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Kuyasa is low-carbon housing development in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

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Welbedacht – Energy Efficient Housing

This project was originally designed by USAID to demonstrate appropriate energy efficient technologies in low-income households in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), South Africa.

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