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.

Bass. Aerion is working on engine technology with GE, a pillar of the aerospace industry, while Airbus SE has also signed on as an Aerion partner. Boom is using a GE engine for its demonstration aircraft… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

funded a revolution on the traffic-choked streets of Chinese cities, giving urbanites a low-cost, carbon-free means to get around quickly. What it hasn’t produced is a viable business model. A little… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Switzerland access to further areas of the single market.”Carbon PactOn Thursday, the EU and Switzerland also signed a pact linking their carbon-dioxide markets, which curb greenhouse gases blamed for… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

single market.”On Thursday, the EU and Switzerland are also set to sign a pact linking their carbon-dioxide markets, which curb greenhouse gases blamed for global warming. The link between the… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

campaign, with supporters saying it will create thousands of jobs, and opponents citing increased carbon pollution that could further damage the Great Barrier Reef.Jobs PromisesPalaszczuk has rejected… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Bernstein & Co Ltd. said in a September report.Read more: Why batteries must pave the road to a low-carbon futureThe world’s biggest miners of the metal include Glencore Plc, Eurasian Natural Resources… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

The findings of the latest work on the draft Integrated Resource Plan for Electricity, IRP 2017, by Eskom for the South African Department of Energy (DoE) are proving to be somewhat problematic for Energy Minister David Mahlobo. As a result, this latest work by Eskom, and all further work on … Continue reading "Eskom’s latest work on the IRP for the DoE rejects nuclear"

Australian switchgear manufacturer Noja Power celebrated the first installation of a Noja Power OSM recloser in the central American nation of Honduras. The OSM15 recloser was commissioned as a trial process by local distribution and network service providers (DNSPs) Disnorte and Dissur. No stranger to evaluation processes, Noja Power was quick … Continue reading "First installation of recloser in Honduras"

dismissed global warming as a hoax and his administration has moved to end efforts to curtail carbon emissions, the White House budget office is seeking $12 billion for a competition for flood-prone… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Virtual Gas Network (a division of CNG Holdings) says it is offering the first commercial-scale supply of natural gas in South Africa, now available to businesses anywhere in a 300 km radius of Johannesburg. Boilers, furnaces, dehumidifiers, heaters and coolers, ovens, kilns and turbines can all be fired more efficiently … Continue reading "Powering a revolution in South African industry"


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

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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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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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