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.


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China, the world’s biggest carbon emitter, is poised to install a record amount of solar-power capacity this year, prompting researchers to boost forecasts as much as 80 percent.About 54 gigawatts… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

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said. In the energy sector, that analysis points to renewables.Sweden’s AP4 fund applies “de-carbonization strategies to our global index portfolio,” Fransson said. “This means that we actively adjust… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

ministry will produce official forecasts for 12 indicators, ranging from income inequality to carbon dioxide emissions to obesity — the first country to do so in the EU and the G-7.Measuring “la… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

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720S is lighter, faster, and more dynamically capable than its predecessor. Credit goes to a new carbon fiber monocoque “tub” and upper structure that give newfound strength and rigidity to the 2,828-pound… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

REC Group has won a second award for its TwinPeak solar power technology at the international Solar + Power awards. The awards were presented in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, recently, in conjunction with the 33rd European Photovoltaic Solar Energy Conference and Exhibition. The TwinPeak technology is based on half-cut multicrystalline PERC … Continue reading "Solar power company receives technology award"

Projects

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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uMdoni

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

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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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Kuyasa

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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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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