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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COP17

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.


Ring Louder for G-20 as Risk of Protectionism LoomsTrump Economic Aide Blames China’s Xi for Trade Deal ImpasseThe U.S. expressed optimism that the two sides may come to an agreement, with White House… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

Boeing Co. struck a deal to sell 100 more of its 737 Max jetliners to VietJet Aviation JSC, an agreement that will make the Vietnamese discounter the biggest customer in Asia of the planemaker’s largest… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

before.Minor Adjustments Make Big DifferencesFrom the exterior, changes to the G-Wagen look minute: There are two new 19- and 20-inch wheel choices, 24 fresh exterior paint choices, and a new LED… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

European delegation.Some of the most significant progress may come in the field of combating climate change — another area where Trump isolated the U.S. by pulling out of the Paris agreement early… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

as Monday that would impose a carbon tax on oil refiners, gas processors and coal miners.Read More: Exelon, First Solar Bankroll Campaign to Push a Carbon TaxCarbon tax proposals have never made… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

minister is eliminate the carbon tax.Stephen Harper, the Conservative who governed Canada from 2006 to 2015, also sees a political opening. “Let the other guys do a carbon tax because we can all win… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

were supportive of how we invested,” Carbone said in a phone interview.PPC is blurring the lines between private equity and family offices. Pritzker and Carbone have long championed family capital… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

politics, as several Republicans back a resolution opposing carbon taxes, another Republican congressman preps a long-shot carbon-tax bill, and several research groups led by Columbia University’s… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Plc, Royal Dutch Shell Plc and ConocoPhillips, ruling that the federal Clean Air Act controls carbon dioxide emissions and blocks suits such as New York’s. The problem of climate change is for Congress… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Scheme, according to the BDEW utilities federation in Berlin. About 40 percent of the nation’s carbon emissions spout from the energy sector or about 350 million tons annually. The tally could be… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Projects

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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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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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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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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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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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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uMdoni

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

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Kuyasa

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

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