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.

Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment Blog FS BLOG [image: Stage Image] Frankfurt am Main/Nairobi, June 18, 2019 – Global investment 11 per cent down compared to 2017, driven in part by falling solar costs – Renewable energy investment in most of … Continue reading "[Finance]Renewable energy investment in 2018 hit USD 288.9 billion, far exceeding fossil fuel investment"

Marthinusen & Coutts’ Cleveland Engineering Services Division, a division of ACTOM, recently teamed up with the Marthinusen & Coutts Kitwe facility in Zambia to rehabilitate MV pump motors in one of the wettest mines in Africa. The pumps were in a poor condition and affected the  availability and the performance … Continue reading "Motor rehabilitation at Zambian mine"

Poorer communities in the developing world bear the brunt of plastic pollution. Could a new digital payment system spark a clean-up revolution? – Share on Facebook – Share on Twitter – Share on Reddit – Share on LinkedIn – Share on Google+ – Share by Email

Renewables 2019 Global Status Report: Now available! *LEARN:* Use the searchable microsite to access the report – Read the press release in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. – Use figures and infographics to tell the story *PARTICIPATE: *Join us at an event: – Overcoming Africa´s … Continue reading "Renewables 2019 Global Status Report Now Available"

– OPINION – / – CANADA Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable Improving eco-efficiency within a capitalist growth-oriented system will not save the environment. [image: Vijay Kolinjivadi] by Vijay Kolinjivadi 6 Jun 2019 – – [image: Gentrification has already transformed the neighbourhood of Mile End in … Continue reading "Why a hipster, vegan, green tech economy is not sustainable | Canada | Al Jazeera"

www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-06-21-sona-ramaphosa-stops-short-of-declaring-climate-crisis/ “Together with all the nations of the world, we are confronted by the most devastating changes in global climate in human history.” So said President Cyril Ramaphosa during his third State of the Nation Address (SONA), before warning of the impact a heating atmosphere will have on the lives … Continue reading "SONA – Ramaphosa stops short of declaring a climate crisis"

DuPont Photovoltaic and Advanced Materials’ (DuPont’s) 2019 Global Field Reliability Study shows that the choice of backsheet material used on PV modules can result in significant degradation and negatively impact solar module performance. The report lays out failures with PET, polyamide and PVDF backsheets and issues with glass-on-glass modules. The … Continue reading "Choice of PV backsheet material affects module life"

… to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern U.S. states… on the market-based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was likely… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

… to join a program to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in several Northeastern… that discussion on the market-based Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

The Novus Automation N1050 temperature controller is a new, colour LCD, temperature PID controller which combines high performance with vivid design. It features a fast sampling rate and can operate in slow and dynamic processes. The 11-segment LCD provides easy-to-read alphanumeric mnemonics, larger digits and clear status signalling. The unit … Continue reading "Temperature controller offers all the features"


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

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

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