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.

… for a tax on carbon emissions to fight climate change, and a senator… after hosting one of the meetings on a carbon tax with about six… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Carbon

Unlike PV systems, concentrating solar power (CSP) technology captures and stores the sun’s energy in the form of heat, using materials which are low cost and materially stable for decades. This allows CSP with thermal energy storage (TES) to deliver renewable energy while providing important capacity, reliability and stability attributes … Continue reading "Considerations for the next generation of concentrating solar power systems"

The need for a secure, efficient power supply is as important to mining operations as the equipment used by the mine to keep production up and running, sometimes on a continuous basis. Many remote mine sites are located at a great distance from the nearest power grid, resulting in the … Continue reading "Onsite power for remote mining locations"

With decreasing reliability of grid power, standby generators have become a common feature in consumer networks. In microgrid or hybrid power configurations, fixed on-site generators are used as the primary power source. Correct sizing of plant to match the load and the operating conditions is essential for long term survival … Continue reading "Standby power generation set sizing"

Growing concern for public safety and the increasing complexity of today’s fixed electrical installations in domestic, commercial and industrial premises places extra responsibility on electrical test engineers who are charged with verifying conformity to South Africa’s Certificate of Compliance (COC) safety standards. The Fluke 1660 series multifunction installation testers are … Continue reading "Installation testing that protects appliances"

Fluke’s new PTi 120 pocket thermal imager makes for easy troubleshooting and industrial inspection. This pocket-sized thermal camera is a users’ first line of defense for easy troubleshooting on the job. It’s small enough to carry around, every day, always at hand. It’s rugged and can stand up to dirt … Continue reading "Portable thermal camera for industrial inspection"

National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy published for public comment *Photo by* Reuters 20TH MAY 2019 BY: NEWS24WIRE SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS), which according to the Department of Environmental Affairs provides a “common vision of climate change adaptation … Continue reading "National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy published for public comment"

OUR BURNING PLANET OP-EDIs South Africa ripe for a climate change class action lawsuit? By Brandon Abdinor• 21 May 2019 Illustrative image. Photos: Jon Tyson/Unsplash and Pawel Czerwinski/Unsplash The Netherlands is currently the site of the world’s most advanced class action climate change lawsuit, with 900 citizens partnered with the … Continue reading "[Legal]Is South Africa ripe for a climate change class action…"

Siemens Gamesa (SGRE) has stepped in to supply and service 6 MW turbines for two French offshore wind projects totaling nearly 1 GW, signing a new framework agreement with EMF for the remaining two projects. According to GlobalData, SGRE was a logical replacement because it had already partnered with large … Continue reading "To supply and service offshore wind turbines"

CSP with thermal storage will bridge a dispatchable energy gap according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. The company’s latest report “Energy Storage – A Key Determinant for the Future of Concentrated Solar Power Market” reveals that retirements of coal-based plants and an increase in intermittent renewable power sources … Continue reading "To bridge the dispatchable energy gap"


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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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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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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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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