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.


any breakdown. That doesn’t mean it’s without risk, though. A good example of this concerns the engine of U.S. oil production growth: The Permian tight-oil basin. The risk there actually arises in… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

levels at the boundary of factories.Catcher provides sand-blasting workshop employees one active carbon face mask a day to protect against fumes and dust. But some workers said the masks can quickly… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

The energy world is undergoing a grand transition driven by a combination of factors. Christophe Frei, the secretary general and CEO of the World Energy Council, says the fast-paced development of new technologies, together with an unstoppable digital revolution combined with global environmental challenges, present innovation opportunities for companies and … Continue reading "Energy council offers young innovators opportunities"

Innovation Alliance. In addition to new filtration methods, the industry also is testing injecting carbon dioxide into tailings and running electrical currents through them to help the solids settle… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Moon and the wider Solar System right from their seats, which are made from the highest-grade carbon fiber and Alcantara cloth.Unlike the vintage Soyuz rockets and capsules, which launch from Kazakhstan… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

The Department of Energy published a notice regarding the licensing exemption and registration of small-scale embedded generation (SSEG) plant recently. In response, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA) says it is in the process of finalising the draft SSEG rules which it will publish soon. These rules were … Continue reading "NERSA to publish SSEG rules soon"

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, joined other sustainability leaders to support and accelerate the common fight against climate change at the One Planet Summit. Two years to the day after the adoption of the Paris Agreement, and following COP23, President of France Emmanuel … Continue reading "Accelerating the fight against climate change"

to a statement.Shell has been growing its foothold in the power business as it prepares for a carbon-constrained world, including an agreement to purchase the U.K’s seventh-largest utility in December… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Loeriesfontein wind farm and Khobab wind farm have announced the commencement of their 20-year commercial operations, a milestone they have achieved on schedule, on budget and without a single lost-time incident. With a generation capacity of 140 MW each, these two neighbouring wind farms combined make up the largest single … Continue reading "Wind farms begin commercial operations"

fossil fuels still hold sway for traditional power producers, even as they look ahead to a less carbon intensive future. Sydney-based Alinta Energy Holdings Ltd., which completed the acquisition of… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Projects

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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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

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

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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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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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uMdoni

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

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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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