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.

news.trust.org//item/20190913130314-av8ob/ South African unions and activists call on workers to join climate strikes by Zwelinzima Vavi and Alex Lenferna Friday, 13 September 2019 13:03 GMT [image: Image Caption and Rights Information] * Any views expressed in this opinion piece are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. … Continue reading "South African unions and activists call on workers to join climate strikes"

www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-09-15-dont-sweat-about-earth-just-save-your-children/ OUR BURNING PLANET Don’t sweat about Earth, just save your children By Tiara Walters• 15 September 2019

grist.org/article/bernie-sanders-green-new-deal-looks-like-a-trillion-bucks-ok-16-trillion/ Bernie Sanders’ ‘Green New Deal’ looks like a trillion bucks (OK, 16 trillion) By Paola Rosa-Aquino on Aug 22, 2019

Adaptation isn’t enough. We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis [image: Fiona Harvey] Fiona Harvey Jonathan Franzen is the latest figure to preach the gospel of adaptation. But without cutting emissions, it won’t work Wed 11 Sep 2019 17.02 BSTLast modified on Wed 11 Sep 2019 20.31 BST … Continue reading "Adaptation isn’t enough. We’ve got to throw everything at the climate crisis | Fiona Harvey | Opinion | The Guardian"

Cyril Ramaphosa to skip top UN meeting to focus on problems at home International relations minister Naledi Pandor will now lead the delegation attending the UN General Assembly in New York from September 23-26 12 SEPTEMBER 2019 – 14:00 GENEVIEVE QUINTAL [image: President Cyril Ramaphosa. Picture: ESA ALEXANDER] President Cyril … Continue reading "[Cklimate Change]Cyril Ramaphosa to skip top UN meeting to focus on problems at home"

Global disinvestment from fossil fuels tops $11trn Sep 11 2019 06:00 Melanie Gosling, Fin24 Play Video 2m 8s Trump promotes Shell gas-into-plastics plant Donald Trump showcases Shell’s soon-to-be-completed Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex. Critics claim the facility will become the largest air polluter in western Pennsylvania. [image: coal power station,eskom,electricity,renewables,en] . RELATED … Continue reading "[Finance]Global disinvestment from fossil fuels tops $11trn | Fin24"

… Petroleum Corp plans to shift toward a carbon-neutral production model…, is advancing its use of technologies to capture carbon, and prevent… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Carbon

Sharp’s global reach is unparalleled when it comes to solar power. The company has been distributing panels for 60 years and its high-performance solar modules continue to exceed expectations in the industry. Segen Solar is the exclusive distributor for Sharp solar products in South Africa. The company’s warehouses in Johannesburg … Continue reading "Solar company opens new warehouse in Cape Town"

Nearly 840-million people worldwide do not have access to electricity and most of them reside in sub-Saharan Africa. In East Africa the numbers are staggering: Nearly 13-million people in Kenya (25%), 38-million people in Tanzania (68%) and 31-million people in Uganda (78%) lack access to electricity. Using data to link … Continue reading "Data helps governments, entrepreneurs expand access to clean electricity in East Africa"

www.monbiot.com/2019/09/10/grounded/ Grounded 10th September 2019 History will be kind to the protesters who plan to stop flights at Heathrow airport. They are climate heroes. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 4th September 2019 Obedience is dangerous. It has facilitated every form of institutional oppression and violence. Every advance in … Continue reading "Grounded – George Monbiot"



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Wildlands Conservation Trust

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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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Reliance Compost

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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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Hout Bay Recycling Co-op

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