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.

Silicon solar cells have been around for a long time. The most efficient solar panels on the market manage 22%,but unfortunately, the days of large improvements in efficiency have long been over. New technologies which offer higher efficiency are still years away from market, so the only road to higher … Continue reading "Minor improvements to silicon crystalline PV cells increase efficiency"

Comtest is offering Fluke’s expert series thermal imagers – the TiX560 and TiX520. Users of infrared devices need maximum flexibility with an ergonomic design that allows for easy navigation over, under and around hard-to-reach objects.  With an articulating lens that rotates a 180° with the FlexCam lens and a 5,7 … Continue reading "New series thermal imagers"

RWW Engineering, a South African manufacturer of electrical equipment for industry and utilities, has been appointed the South African manufacturer of inverters for Spanish company Green Power Technologies. The inverters will be used at three 75 MW solar PV farms which are being built as part of Round 4 of … Continue reading "Locally made inverters for new solar farms"

… in Alpine ski resorts on the implications of climate change. With global… rethink of tourism. “The consequences of climate change will be felt across… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

For those interested, see the attached explanatory summary (12 July 2019) for a “Bill that seeks to create the Independent System and Market Operator (ISMO) as the entity responsible for system operation and the purchase of electricity from electricity generators”. Interested persons are invited to submit written representations on the … Continue reading "[Eskom][Legal][ISMO] DA notice of intention to introduce the Independent System and Market Operator, 2019"

*Vast subsidies keeping the fossil fuel industry afloat should be put to better use* [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 … Continue reading "[Fossil][Finance]Vast subsidies keeping the fossil fuel industry afloat should be put to better use"

*View online * [image: New Scientist] *SUBSCRIBE * —————————— Artificial islands in the North Sea could provide abundant renewable energy to northern Europe. Plus: James Lovelock on what artificial intelligence means for the Gaia hypothesis. —————————— [image: offshore wind farm] Paul D Hunter photography/Alamy *Energy islands * A plan to … Continue reading "[Wind]Mega wind farms at sea could supply power to UK"

Cummins recently hosted a seminar in Dubai , UAE and at its Power Hub in Waterfall City, Johannesburg, to introduce end-users and OEMs to its range of engines for pumps. Applications are agriculture and irrigation, dewatering and firefighting. A similar seminar is planned for Saudi Arabia in the near future, … Continue reading "Seminars peak interest in pump engines"

Cummins authorised distributor SETI Jordan has provided a complete power solution, from project design to installation of the genset and switchgear, for Zain’s headquarters in Amman. This included special design and consultation for the generator foundation base. Zain’s headquarters consists of three buildings, one of which houses the main data … Continue reading "Power solution for Jordanian headquarters"

… the Paris Agreement on climate change. French President Emmanuel Macron had… the Paris Agreement. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Writing by Carolina Mandl) … View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement


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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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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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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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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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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