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.

www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/2019/10/16/greta-thunberg-accuses-rich-countries-of-creative-carbon-accounting Greta Thunberg accuses rich countries of “creative carbon accounting” When it comes to measuring national emissions, she has a point Finance and economics Oct 16th 2019

The minister of mineral affairs and energy, Gwede Mantashe, says the long-awaited integrated resource plan (IRP) for electricity will go before Cabinet this week. Business Unity South Africa’s (BUSA’s) president Sipho Pityana, is urging the government to expedite the gazetting of a least-cost, least-regret option which will power the economy … Continue reading "Government urged to expedite IRP"

National Climate Change Information System Climate Change Information System The CCIS is part of the national effort to track South Africa’s overall transition to a low carbon and climate resilient economy by offering a series of decision support tools to inform policy and decision-making. The system monitors and evaluates climate … Continue reading "NCCIS – National Climate Change Information System"

To prevent ore from wearing out grinding mill drums, replaceable liners are inserted. ABB and Bern University of Applied Science have developed a liner wear monitoring system based on accelerometers and machine learning that identifies the best time to change the liner and thus reduce downtime costs. In large mines, … Continue reading "Machine learning solves grinding mill liner monitoring"

More travel companies offsetting carbon emissions A growing number of operators are offsetting each holiday they sell by funding reforestation and renewable energy schemes Isabel Choat Mon 14 Oct 2019 06.30 BSTLast modified on Mon 14 Oct 2019 06.32 BST – – –

ini Budget 2019 – SURVEYS – BUSINESS NEWS – CALCULATORS Mini Budget 2019 Five key decisions expected soon that could change Eskom forever 2019-10-14 07:43 – Mike Cohen SHARE: [image: An electricity pylon] An electricity pylon (iStock). ~ iStock RELATED ARTICLES – Nersa hits back at Eskom court bid: We … Continue reading "[Eskom]Five key decisions expected soon that could change Eskom forever | Fin24"

Apparently, Eskom is considering a change in the way it will charge electricity users. The national power utility says it might increase the fixed electricity tariff rather than, or in combination with, consumption tariff increases. This has led to concerns of a possible negative impact on the rooftop solar PV … Continue reading "Will changes in tariff structure threaten solar PV rollout?"

Data reveals crucial role of BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard in climate crisis by Patrick Greenfield he world’s three largest money managers have built a combined $300bn fossil fuel investment portfolio using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, the Guardian can reveal. BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, which … Continue reading "World’s top three asset managers oversee $300bn fossil fuel investments | Environment | The Guardian"

BUSINESS Breath of fresh air for dying sector Clyde Mallinson 27 Sep 2019 00:00 COMMENTS LinkedInTwitterFacebook123Email NEWS ANALYSIS An accelerated retirement of the Eskom coal fleet could catalyse a just transformation in the electricity supply industry. The scheduled decommissioning of the Eskom coal fleet presents a real opportunity to transition … Continue reading "[JET][Nerws]Breath of fresh air for dying sector | Business | M&G"

Stranded workers: The social dimension of the carbon transition By Tom Nelson and Sahil Mahtani• 13 October 2019 The shift away from carbon is not the first major economic transition we have faced nor will it be the last. There are good models for how to mitigate these necessary economic … Continue reading "[JET][Jobs]Stranded workers: The social dimension of the carbon tr…"



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

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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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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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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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