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.

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All news articles are collated on our partner site www.crediblecarbon.com.

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/global-appetite-for-suvs-could-offset-benefits-of-switch-to-evs-iea-warns-2019-11-13 Global appetite for SUVs could offset benefits of switch to EVs, IEA warns 13th November 2019 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR [image: IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol] IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol [image: IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol] IEA executive director Dr Fatih Birol [image: … Continue reading "[EV] Global appetite for SUVs could offset benefits of switch to EVs, IEA warns"

Cummins West Africa has relocated to a new bespoke facility in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. The company says the move sends a strong signal that Nigeria is critical to its regional operations. The facility is a modern redevelopment consolidating three Cummins business units to improve operational efficiency. The design is based … Continue reading "Power company relocates to new bespoke facility"

Esri has implemented the Land Administration Modernization Program (LAMP) at the National Directorate of Lands (DINAT), the land administration organisation under the Ministry of Land, Environment and Rural Development in Mozambique. The programme aims to help developing countries jump-start and modernise their land administration systems. DINAT needed to conduct field … Continue reading "Mozambique’s land administration modernisation"

PostGIS 3.0 has been released, a notable release as it addresses more than 150 issues (74 of which Carto has worked on). The update includes performance improvements, speeding up the actual functions and ensuring that they can run in parallel on PostgreSQL. PostgreSQL 12.0 has also enabled better parallelisation of … Continue reading "Spatial database receives major update"

Carto recently launched Data Observatory 2.0 (DO), a new platform to discover and consume location data for spatial analysis. This latest version provides a scalable platform of rich data in the format that data scientists need. The company needed a robust data warehouse platform with strong geospatial support and that … Continue reading "Data observatory moved to the cloud"

Join us on Nov 19 to defend our #RightToProtest! Our work to stop the climate crisis relies on the ability to protest peacefully. While we may sometimes take the freedom of assembly for granted, it is an essential ingredient in a strong democracy. The Social Justice Coalition (SJC) is organising … Continue reading "[Event]Join us on Nov 19 to defend our #RightToProtest!"

*Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate* [image: Greta Thunberg at a rally in New York on Sept. 20, one of many climate demonstrations around the world that week.] Greta Thunberg at a rally in New York on Sept. 20, one of many climate demonstrations around … Continue reading "Goodbye, America: Greta Thunberg to Sail Again After Climate Talks Relocate – The New York Times"

Energy efficiency has become a distinguishing factor when selecting boiler for an industrial application. Considering that manufacturers are only required to prove that their products conform to the maximum continuous rating (MCR), it begs the question, how many actually offer efficiency? While the environmental discussion has had a slower offtake … Continue reading "The impact of carbon tax on boiler energy efficiency"

From the ICMEESA Archive Problems encountered and the factors involved in the development of a successful protective formulation. The protective formulation is particularly important when shipment is over long distances and the steel is held in stock for extended periods, often under unsatisfactory conditions. This article discusses the problems encountered … Continue reading "Preservation of cold rolled sheet by means of temporary protectives"

www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/13/climate-change-do-more-now-or-risk-catastrophe-warns-energy-agency?utm_term=RWRpdG9yaWFsX0d1YXJkaWFuVG9kYXlVS19XZWVrZGF5cy0xOTExMTM%3D&utm_source=esp&utm… Climate change: do more now or risk catastrophe, warns energy agency IEA says deep disparity between words and action on climate change risks failing to cap global temperatures Jillian Ambrose Wed 13 Nov 2019 00.01 GMT – – –



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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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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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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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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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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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