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.

Eaton Africa’s sponsorship of a fire safety system has helped the Alta du Toit Centre in Bellville to offer a more secure and safe environment for their residents and staff members. After an inspection was done by the local fire department, it was found that the centre was no longer … Continue reading "Power company donates fire protection equipment"

Small-scale power generation plants driven by hydrocarbon sources and biomass are still likely to play a valuable part in rolling out electricity in regions of Africa unserved by grid power and where renewable resources are insufficient to sustain a reliable energy supply. Chris Dalgliesh The lack of a secure baseload … Continue reading "Small thermal plants hold promise for African economies"

Africa has the highest incidents of lightning strikes annually. A significant variance in lightning flash densities across different parts of Africa requires unique solutions across countries. Dehn Africa is building its experience and reputation in creating tailored solutions for solar energy installations across the “lightning continent”. NASA maps, made from satellite … Continue reading "Lightning and surge protection for solar installations"

Aury Africa aims to bring its first dry separator to South Africa for trial at a coal mine in 2019. Aury Africa, a subsidiary of design and construction coal group DADI Engineering Development Group, is in discussions with its sister company Meiteng Technology Group to bring in its telligent dry … Continue reading "Dry sorter coal-beneficiation solution coming"

A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us [image: The Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range, like most glaciers globally, is losing mass rapidly. Some experts predict that every alpine glacier in the world will be gone by 2100.]The Gulkana Glacier in the Alaska Range, like most glaciers globally, is … Continue reading "A Planet in Crisis: The Heat’s on Us"

twitter.com/i/topics/tweet/1085422033603911681?cn=ZmxleGlibGVfcmVjcw%3D%3D&refsrc=email More Nice paper on concatenated environmental risk, but as @gotonura and @_chandnisingh point out, misses the links back to poverty, inequality and economic structure… and associated potential for joined-up solutions 0 replies0 retweets0 likes Reply Retweet Like Direct message

. It has been four months now since the release of the Department of Energy’s latest draft Integrated Resource Plan for electricity (Draft IRP 2018) for public comment on 27 August 2018, and two months since the closing date for public comments on 25 October 2018. So where’s Wally? Initially … Continue reading "Analysis paralysis over South Africa’s IRP for electricity presents massive economic risk"

On School Energy Day and as part of the Department of Energy’s “back to school” programme, the minister of energy, Jeff Radebe, addressed learners who had gathered at Nzhelele, Makhado Multipurpose Centre, Biaba in Limpopo and donated shoes to them. The following is the minister’s speech to the learners. Jeff … Continue reading "Minister of energy addresses learners in Limpopo"

Noja Power recently announced a custom modification option to include a second set of current transformers (CTs) in its OSM recloser product. With the this product being deployed in more substation environments, the additional CTs allow for implementation of differential protection schemes. The additional CTs are installed inside the recloser, with … Continue reading "Custom modification option announced"

Researchers are producing honeycomb-shaped films using an approach that mimics what happens when we breathe on a glass surface. The films have potential use in numerous applications, from tissue regeneration and bio-sensing to solar cells, explains an article in the journal “Science and Technology of Advanced Materials”. Water droplets condense when humid air … Continue reading "Out of the fog: honeycomb films"


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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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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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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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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