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.

as unequal responsibilities for the U.S., China and India.“The Paris accord was never about” carbon dioxide reduction, he said.During a question-and-answer session, Pruitt repeated statements about… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

… LOCATED AT 16 RUE DE LA PAIX‍​ IN PARIS * SIGNATURE OF PROMISE TO SELL… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement

S. presidential campaign as a challenge to the American faith that individualism is the best engine of social and economic improvement. Then came the election of President Donald Trump, which did… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

Energy storage has become an important factor in both power electric networks and transport and mobility. Developments are resulting in rapid cost reductions as well as increase in capacity. Solid state batteries promise to both increase capacity and improve safety. The current range of batteries, based on Li-ion technology, has … Continue reading "Solid state batteries: The future storage standard?"

Most of the focus today appears to be on electric passenger vehicles (EPV), but there is also a significant shift in transport and haulage towards electric vehicles. Developments and advances in the EPV sector have been employed in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) with marked success. A range of trucks is … Continue reading "Electric drives for trucks and heavy goods vehicles"

AG to Ford Motor Co. set out ambitious plans to expand EV production. Average global lithium carbonate prices jumped 9 percent last month, according to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence data.The lithium… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

percent volcanic carbon dioxide, depending on the distance from the ground. The lower to the cave floor, the higher the amount of suffocating gas, which formed a lethal lake of carbon dioxide. (The… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

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endowments to sell certain types of investments, which recently have included those that affect climate change and private prisons. Few schools have made meaningful moves because they argue that endowments… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

cities against lower court rulings that driving prohibitions should be considered in local environmental policies. The court must now decide whether EU regulations take precedence over German legal… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental


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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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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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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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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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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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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