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.

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/why-should-south-africa-champion-electric-vehicles-2019-06-14-1 Opinion: Why should South Africa champion electric vehicles? 14th June 2019 BY: TOBIAS BISCHOF-NIEMZ *Photo by:* Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz *Photo by:* Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz *Photo by:* Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz *Photo by:* Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz *Photo by:* Dr Tobias Bischof-Niemz South Africa’s industrial, transport, energy, trade and fiscal policies remain … Continue reading "[EV]Why should SA champion electric vehicles?"

The spherical roller bearing, which helps engineers accommodate heavy radial and axial loads in applications prone to misalignment or shaft deflections, celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Originally developed in 1919 by an SKF engineer, Arvid Palmgren, the spherical roller bearing (SRB) has since made its mark worldwide. Created to … Continue reading "Celebrating 100 years of the spherical roller bearing"

The AMCARE golf day, held in May this year, was a resounding success and Atlas Copco, a supporter of initiatives which assist underprivileged communities, was proud to be part of this fundraising event. The day was well supported by golfers, the community as well as privately owned companies and corporates. … Continue reading "Company’s golf day supports charity"

Enel Green Power RSA has begun construction of its Oyster Bay wind farm, of around 140 MW, in the Kouga Local Municipality, in the Eastern Cape. The construction of Oyster Bay, which is the company’s fourth wind project in the country, will involve an investment of approximately €180-million. Once fully … Continue reading "Construction begins on new 140 MW wind farm"

Port Elizabeth-based PiA Solar is now the first tracker manufacturer in both the southern hemisphere and in Africa, to qualify for the international design standard IEC 62817 certification. This has opened up opportunities for the export of the technology globally. The demand for solar trackers for utility-scale and large-scale solar … Continue reading "International certification for South African solar tracker"

Schletter Group, the manufacturer of solar mounting solutions with activities around the world, presented its tracking system at the recent the Intersolar Europe 2019. At this year’s event, the company presented the system which has been sold in Europe, Africa and Australia in a new version which has been optimised … Continue reading "Presented at Intersolar Europe 2019"

Lloyd’s Register recently performed a technical audit and evaluation of Swedish Stirling’s PWR Blok 400-F, which uses the Stirling engine. The purpose was to validate and verify technical performance specifications presented by the company regarding this technology’s ability to convert industrial residual gases from the South African ferrochrome industry into … Continue reading "Cheapest way to generate electricity"

Gazprom Neft and ICS Holding concluded a preliminary agreement on 6 June to create a joint venture which will bring to market technology to support digital transformation in the oil and gas industry. The two companies will work together to tackle challenges in the sector, using contemporary artificial intelligence systems … Continue reading "Supporting digital transformation in the oil and gas industry"

  Cities drive the global economy, and urban decisions have an impact well beyond city boundaries. A new report by C40, Arup and the University of Leeds assesses the impact of urban consumption on climate breakdown and explores the type and scale of changes needed to ensure that C40 cities … Continue reading "How urban consumption drives global GHG emissions"

Actom sold its Wilec division to Makarenge Electrical Industries (MEl) recently. MEI is a black-empowered company based in Gauteng. Energize caught up with MEI’s CEO, Nene Mathebula, at the company’s factory in Olifantsfontein and asked him about his plans and vision for the company. Energize: Congratulations on your acquisition of … Continue reading "Wilec: A new owner with a new vision"



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

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

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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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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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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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