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.

…, SUPPLIERS TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS RELATED TO MCDONALD’S… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

Instrotech’s new Siko AP20 position indicator for detecting the position of spindle adjustments in machines displays corresponding positional data and passes it on to the control system. This ensures the shortest possible downtime and the interfaces provide loss-free data communication between the position indicator and the machine control system. The compact … Continue reading "Position indicator for spindle adjustments"

Energy management and automation company Schneider Electric introduces its range of EV Link commercial charging stations for electric vehicles to the South African market. Schneider’s EVlink charging stations for commercial buildings and offices will enable electric vehicle owners to charge their cars when they are away from home. As more car manufacturers continue … Continue reading "Vehicle charging stations for the local market"

system, a group of children has found a novel way to do so.The 2015 Paris Agreement on reducing carbon emissions looked like a big step forward in addressing global warming. But since then, the U… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

the quick handling and eager power of the S, and the beautiful, leather touring deck and roomy, carbon fiber-framed rear glass hatch of the GT.What’s more, I took a poll of the valets and car photographers… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

facing about how to survive as governments clamp down on the fuels they produce. As the curbs on carbon emissions tighten, a key issue for fossil fuel producers are how much oil and gas demand is at… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

than coal and oil, natural gas is taking a central role in Germany’s effort to make the economy carbon neutral by 2050. That also involves closing coal plants and investing in wind and solar farms… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

previously reported $530,000 contract with Dutch company Inovo BV, ostensibly to improve the business climate in Turkey. Flynn later admitted that the contract primarily benefited Turkish leader Recep Tayyip… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

eliminate funding for a United Nations program that supports developing countries’ response to climate change.Most House Democrats opposed the budget-cap agreement to protest Ryan’s refusal to consider… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

ImagineChinaLi Ganjie, who became environmental minister in June, will wield new powers to rein in carbon emissions and fight climate change under a government shake-up announced last week. The new Ministry… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon


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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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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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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Kuyasa is low-carbon housing development in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

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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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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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