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.

potential for exhaust fumes to enter the cabins and said that an internal investigation had not found carbon monoxide levels exceeding what people are exposed to every day.According to the complaints, drivers… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

While the impact of extreme weather is on the rise, few countries are backing promises to curb carbon emissions with action, he said.The other risks are protectionism and terrorism, said Modi, the… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

2015 found roughly $9 trillion in rated debt exposed to environmental issues such as pollution, carbon regulation, water shortages, and natural disasters. In a recent review of its research, S&P found… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

renewables. The administration already decided to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement on climate change, sought to roll back Obama-era regulations on power plant-emissions and signed sweeping tax… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

polluted cities.Petcoke took off in India after the government began limiting coal use to reduce carbon emissions. Consumption of the oil residue has quadrupled since 2011, with the fuel being used… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

… President Emmanuel Macron on Monday that he believed the Paris climate… agreement was unfair to the United States but looked forward to discussing… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement

energy. The administration has already decided to pull the U.S. out of the international Paris climate agreement, rolled back Obama-era regulations on power plant-emissions and passed sweeping tax reforms… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

In determining the ideal energy mix for South Africa, there is no objective truth. What is certain though, is that no one should put all of their eggs into one basket. Paul Fitzsimons What is the ideal energy balance between various energy resources? Should we embrace renewable energy, and phase out … Continue reading "Towards a broad energy mix and a focused policy"

New Areva and its Chinese partner China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) recently signed a memorandum of commercial agreement for the Chinese commercial used fuel treatment-recycling plant project. The agreement was signed in Beijing, in the presence of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and the President of the … Continue reading "France to reprocess Chinese nuclear fuel"

Wärtsilä will ensure the efficiency and reliability of Termo Mechero Morro’s power plant in Colombia. The seven-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement includes performance guarantees and optimises the commercial operations of the gas-powered El Morro plant. The agreement expands on an earlier construction contract (EPC) and includes performance guarantees for the … Continue reading "Ensuring optimal operation of Colombian gas power plant"



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Welbedacht – Energy Efficient Housing

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Wildlands Conservation Trust

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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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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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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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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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