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.

on stopping proposed rules that haven’t yet been finalized. And many of those — like the Environmental Protection Agency’s effort to regulate forest roads, which it abandoned in July 2016 — were… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

2016.Photographer: Todd Heisler/The New York Times via ReduxSitting in a studio apartment in Paris a few blocks from the Louvre on a balmy October afternoon, looking relaxed in a blue blazer with… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

and practices that have allowed abuse to persist — and that in some cases may stymie growth and innovation. Companies now have the chance to be proactive, not reactive like Uber Technologies Inc… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

having some of the most profound impacts as he undoes climate change policy and makes it easier for power plants to burn coal—13 of the 20 pending regulatory actions the agency withdrew this year… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

“shadow price” of meat — similar to an internal carbon price — to estimate future costs.Meat could encounter the same fate as tobacco, carbon and sugar, which are currently taxed in 180, 60,… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Officer Dennis Muilenburg is making good on a promise to return cash gains to shareholders as the carbon-composite Dreamliner has become a rainmaker over the past year, ending years as a cash drain… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

allowing harm to the environment.Carbon EmissionsThe kids have asked for a court order directing Trump’s office to prepare a consumption report on U.S. carbon emissions, along with a remediation… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

than making heavy-handed decrees, China should be thinking about market-based reforms such as carbon taxes, while working to improve infrastructure for alternative energies. A more transparent policy-making… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

talks to form a new government.French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire on Monday called for the carbon price to triple to 30 euros a ton to provide industry a signal that it must invest in cleaning… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Abu Dhabi-based Power Economy Middle East (PE) is a system integrator serving customers from the electric power and oil and gas industries. To ensure reliable SCADA monitoring and control of the new distribution substations in the harsh desert environment, PE chose Ethernet switches from the Siemens Ruggedcom portfolio. The switches … Continue reading "Reliable power in the desert"


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

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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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