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.

FLIR Systems has launched the FLIR T840, a new thermal camera in the high-performance T-Series family. The high-resolution T840 offers a brighter display and an integrated viewfinder to help electrical utilities, plant managers and other thermography professionals find and diagnose failing components in any lighting conditions to help avoid power … Continue reading "Addition to thermal camera series"

Today marks the release of *Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2019* *. *This 10th annual bank report card was published by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Sierra Club, Oil Change International and Honor the Earth, and endorsed by more than 160 organizations around the … Continue reading "Newest report on banks & fossil fuels finds $1.9T in financing since Paris Agreement"

[image: The Conversation] Academic rigour, journalistic flair 1. Arts + Culture 2. Business + Economy 3. Education 4. Environment + Energy 5. Health + Medicine 6. Politics + Society 7. Science + Technology 8. In French *Climate strikes: researcher explains how young people can keep up the momentum * March … Continue reading "Climate strikes: researcher explains how young people can keep up the momentum"

Legalbrief, 19 March, 2019 Legislation: Airlines ask for carbon tax exemption The airline industry made a strong plea in Parliament to be exempted from the proposed carbon tax saying it will undermine its competitiveness, according to a BusinessLIVE report. The tax only applies to economic activities which emit greenhouse gases within SA and … Continue reading "Legislation: Airlines ask for carbon tax exemption"

Legalbrief, 19 March, 2019 Climate Change: SA scholars protest global inaction Thousands of school students across SA last week called on government to act against climate change. A TimesLIVE report notes that youths demonstrated at Parliament in Cape Town, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, and the Department of Energy in Durban. Similar protests … Continue reading "Climate Change: SA scholars protest global inaction"

Legalbrief, 19 March, 2019 It is not just climate change that threatens our survival, but resource extraction and pollution, a major conference heard last week, writes Legalbrief. Thousands of delegates, business leaders and campaigners gathered at the five-day 4th UN Environment Assembly, the top annual forum on the planet’s environmental … Continue reading "General: UN Assembly hears call for a universal carbon tax"

SA’s carbon tax is a step in the right direction The transition to a low-carbon economy offers long-term investors a range of new market opportunities 07 MARCH 2019 – 13:54 JON DUNCAN [image: Picture: SUNDAY TIMES] Picture: SUNDAY TIMES Since 2010 the debate concerning the net effect of pricing carbon … Continue reading "SA’s carbon tax is a step in the right direction"

‘No doubt’ temperatures in Arctic will rise 3.5C by 2050, says UN New research by the United Nations (UN) has found that a sharp temperature rise in the Arctic is now inevitable. – 14 March 2019 – Rachel Cooper – New research by the United Nations (UN) has found that … Continue reading "‘No doubt’ temperatures in Arctic will rise 3.5C by 2050, says UN – Climate Action"

OUR BURNING PLANETKids tell world’s politicians: ‘It’s our future, stop destroying it’ By Tessa Knight• 18 March 2019 Geenah, a Grade 12 student, holds a sign that says ‘This ain’t fake news’ outside of Parliament in Cape Town on March 15 during a protest to raise awareness about climate change. … Continue reading "Kids tell world’s politicians: ‘It’s our future,…"

Leading parties aren’t in the green for environmental policies By Tessa Knight• 18 March 2019 90 Reactions On 8 May South Africans won’t see a green party on the ballot paper. Instead, what they will see is political parties with lofty claims of bettering the South African environment and pushing … Continue reading "Leading parties aren’t in the green for environmental policies"


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

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

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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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