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.

Dear colleagues, Carbon Tracker has published a new report: *Nowhere to hide: Using satellite imagery to estimate the utilisation of fossil fuel power plants * It is the first study to use satellite imagery to assess the utilisation of coal power plants. Our modelling techniques showed that satellite imagery can … Continue reading "New Carbon Tracker report: Nowhere to hide: Using satellite imagery to estimate the utilisation of fossil fuel power plants"

Regards, Peter Atkins Mobile +27 (0) 74 104 2944 www.crediblecarbon.co.za ———- Forwarded message ——— From: Yale Climate Connections Date: Fri, Oct 12, 2018 at 4:04 PM Subject: Your weekly digest from Yale Climate Connections To: Peter [image: Yale Climate Connections] * Feature articles* [image: Scientific American headline] Climate sensitivity uncertainties … Continue reading "Climate sensitivity uncertainties leading to more concern"

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/opinion/sunday/climate-change-global-warming.html And while the air would almost immediately be cleaner and people healthier, the heartbreaking impacts of climate change — flooding in London, New York and Shanghai, as well as in Mumbai, India; Hanoi, Vietnam; Alexandria, Egypt; and Jakarta, Indonesia, to touch on just one consequence — would continue for … Continue reading "Opinion | Stopping Climate Change Is Hopeless. Let’s Do It. – The New York Times"

therealnews.com/stories/author-of-new-ipcc-report-says-she-still-has-hope IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope Author of NewOctober 11, 2018 The IPCC’s new report says we could face irreversible consequences of climate change by as soon as 2030, but a coordinating lead author of the report says policymakers, businesses, and individuals can still make big changes to … Continue reading "Author of New IPCC Report Says She Still Has Hope"

Trans-border gas pipeline in East Africa Tanzania and Uganda have signed an agreement for the construction a natural gas pipeline. This follows an earlier agreement, signed in May 2017, to construct a crude oil pipeline from Hoima in Uganda, to Chongoleani in Tanga. The project is led by French oil … Continue reading "Power developments in Africa, October 2018"

Short-lived Climate Pollutants Must be Part of the Solution to Get to 1.5˚C Goal of Paris Agreement Dear Colleague, In a few days, the *Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change * will release a major report assessing the prospects for limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. Meeting that temperature … Continue reading "Short-lived Climate Pollutants Must be Part of the Solution to Get to 1.5˚C Goal of Paris Agreement"

*From Mark Chernaik of ELAW:* As many of you are aware, today (8 October 2018) the IPCC released a new report predicting more dire and rapid changes to the earth’s climate if greenhouse gases cause a global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels. NOTE: The report observes that that … Continue reading "IPCC Report"

The wrong spin on wind power The main job of a science journalist is usually to explain what scientists’ latest discoveries mean for the wider public. Once in a while, the bigger story is explaining what they *don’t*. “Wind turbines contribute to climate change. ” “Wind power can raise global … Continue reading "[Wind]The wrong spin on wind power – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"

Climate report understates threat [image: Dead trees and sky]Image courtesy of Shutterstock The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius, released on Monday, is a major advance over previous efforts to alert world leaders and citizens to the growing climate risk. But … Continue reading "Climate report understates threat – Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists"

The Draft IRP 2018 Workshop brought 300 delegates together to discuss the Draft IRP 2018 document in preparation for public comment which closes on 27 October 2018. Click on any of the thumbnails below for full-size images. The post Gallery: Draft IRP 2018 appeared first on EE Publishers. Source: EE … Continue reading "Gallery: Draft IRP 2018"


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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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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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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