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.

www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-10-11-fixing-eskom-home-truths-and-unavoidable-actions/ It is late in the day, but there is, at last, an energetic focus from government and other players on finding a solution to Eskom’s problems. There is finally a general consensus that the power utility — once regarded as the country’s greatest state asset — will drag the … Continue reading "[Eskom]Fixing Eskom: Home truths and unavoidable actions"

www.monbiot.com/2019/10/11/oil-strike/ Oil Strike 11th October 2019 Share18 The oil companies have successfully transferred blame for their actions to us. It is time to fight back. By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 10th October 2019 Let’s stop calling this the Sixth Great Extinction. Let’s start calling it what it is: … Continue reading "Oil Strike"

www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/12/if-they-dont-do-it-we-will-greta-thunberg-warns-climate-strikers-of-long-haul If they don’t do it, we will’: Greta Thunberg rallies climate strikers for long haul At rally in Denver, Swedish activist again scolds leaders for ignoring science Associated Press Sat 12 Oct 2019 03.28 BST – – –

. Following the devastating wild fires in 2017 and 2018, for which the Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) was found to be partially at fault, the utility’s finances have taken a dive. Its liabilities from scores of lawsuits exceeds its assets by a wide margin, the standard accounting definition … Continue reading "Wild Fire Fiasco: California utility’s decision to shut off power to avoid wild fires backfires"

According to Eskom, the reasons given by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa), regarding allowed electricity tariff increases for the next three years, undermine the power utility’s ability to achieve financial sustainability. The utility says the reasons given do not align with the regulator’s own guidelines and will seek urgent financial relief.  Calib Cassim Nersa regulates the … Continue reading "Eskom rejects Nersa’s decisions regarding MYPD4 – heads to court "

The energy industry is in the grip of massive change, with the cost of renewables and battery storage – without subsidies – beating gas, as well as existing coal and nuclear on costs. This is the view of Jim Robo, the CEO, president and chairman of NextEra, the biggest and … Continue reading "US energy giant says renewables and batteries beat coal, gas and nuclear power"

…LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Climate–change protesters from… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

The IRP brings winds of change 10TH OCTOBER 2019 BY: KIM CLOETE CREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ With the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) due to be finalised and a generous share of the energy mix being set aside for wind power, the winds … Continue reading "[IRP]The IRP brings winds of change"

Our Burning Planet: If Government fails to act in accordance with science, we have a duty to rebel By Brandon Abindor, Rehad Desai and Andre Clements• 10 October 2019 Thousands of citizens and activists marched to Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, forming part of a global movement that demands … Continue reading "Our Burning Planet: If Government fails to act in accordance with science, it is our duty to rebel"

Various organisations and industry associations met at the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) recently for the first planning meeting of the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The National Electrical Test Facility (NETFA) TAC was launched on 30 July 2019 to create an open and inclusive platform for a broad group … Continue reading "Industry collaboration determines renewal and modernisation at NETFA"


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

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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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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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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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