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.

France’s Total makes second ‘significant’ gas find off SA’s southern coast By Ed Stoddard• 28 October 2020 Total has announced a significant gas discovery in the Outeniqua Basin. (Photo: flickr / Total Media / Thierry Gonzales) Less The discovery comes amid a general lull in exploration activity in response to … Continue reading "France’s Total makes second ‘significant’ gas fin…"

sdg.iisd.org/news/world-bank-report-maps-strategic-directions-towards-decarbonization/?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SDG%20Weekly%20Update%20-%2029%20October%202020&utm_content=SDG%20Weekly%20Updat… World Bank Report Maps Strategic Directions Towards Decarbonization Photo by IISD/ENB STORY HIGHLIGHTS The Outlook 2050 recognizes the need for a “bold economic transformation” to realize the vision of the Paris Agreement and make the SDGs “more achievable”. It proposes a “whole-of-economy” approach to decarbonization, which prioritizes four economy-wide … Continue reading "World Bank Report Maps Strategic Directions Towards Decarbonization | News | SDG Knowledge Hub | IISD"

Register and receive a free copy of MISTRA’s PGM Beneficiation through Hydrogen Economy report 29TH OCTOBER 2020 ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ Register and receive a free copy of MISTRA’s PGM Beneficiation through Hydrogen Economy report The Mapungubwe Institute for Strategic Reflection (MISTRA) is … Continue reading "Register and receive a free copy of MISTRA’s PGM Beneficiation through Hydrogen Economy report"

Just to advise that the next rendition of the course (green course) will be held from the 25th of November until the 27th of November. Here is the link: www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Carbon-Footprinting-brochure-Nov-2020.pdf Would you be so kind as to send this information out to your network? Furthermore, please drop me a line … Continue reading "[Carboin]Carbon footprinting and SA carbon tax course"

Banks lent $2.6tn linked to ecosystem and wildlife destruction in 2019 – report Lack of policies regulating impact on natural world means finance industry effectively bankrolling biodiversity loss, analysis finds – The world’s banks must start to value nature and stop paying for its destruction The age of extinction is … Continue reading "Banks lent $2.6tn linked to ecosystem and wildlife destruction in 2019 – report | Environment | The Guardian"

Durban to drop fossil fuels from its investments October 9, 2020 Leave a Comment Fossil Free South Africa and 350 Africa congratulate the City of eThekwini/Durban on becoming the second South African city to commit to phasing out investments in climate-breaking fossil fuels. The eThekwini commitment was announced in late … Continue reading "Durban to drop fossil fuels from its investments"

  Dear Stakeholder, Please find a link on the submission of subsequent pollution prevention plans in terms of the National Environment Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004): National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations as published in Government Gazette No. 40996 of July 2017 and the proposed process … Continue reading "Notice for the submission …carbon budgets… and a proposal to DEMAND publication of process"

WORLD’S LEADING POWER SYSTEM OPERATORS LAUNCH GLOBAL CONSORTIUM PUBLISHED 20.10.2020 13.24 Global effort aimed at reaching 50% emission reductions over next 10 years Oct. 20, 2020 (LONDON) – Earlier today during the BloombergNEF Summit, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global … Continue reading "World’s leading power system operators launch global consortium | Energinet"

October 2020 – Webinar Invitation *The global voice for renewable energy* *100% Renewable Energy for all used wisely and efficiently* *Learn more about ISES* On *October 29 at 2 PM GMT/UTC* ISES is happy to present this webinar on PV Recycling and End-of-life Processing . With more and more PV … Continue reading "Webinar Invitation: PV Recycling and Endlife Processing"

Municipal power procurement trickier than just getting the go-ahead from Minister 27TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ Although national government has opened the door for municipalities to procure electricity from independent power producers (IPPs), a … Continue reading "Municipal power procurement trickier than just getting the go-ahead from Minister"


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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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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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 – regenerative agriculture

Since April 2009 Angus McIntosh has managed a portion of Spier agriculture that involves 154 hectares of irrigated pasture and vineyards.

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

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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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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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