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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COP17

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.


… of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human… that the United States should work with other nations to curb climate change… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Promises of “green growth” are magical thinking, writes Jeremy Lent… *We need an Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late* *In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking.* *In * *this essay , Jeremy Lent , author of The … Continue reading "We Need An Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late"

When Eskom’s chairman Jabu Mabuza stated that everybody is to blame for the current load shedding last week, there was quite a reaction. The week before, at Eskom’s interim results presentation, he made another strange statement that went mostly unnoticed. Mabuza told journalists and analysts that Eskom doesn’t have a policy that … Continue reading "Were corrupt officials behind Eskom’s policy of coal from 51% black-owned mines?"

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced “Schneider Electric Ventures”, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations that will make a major contribution to future sustainability and energy efficiency. Several major projects are underway and ready to be deployed. These projects include: eIQ Mobility … Continue reading "To identify, nurture and support bold ideas"

The compatibility of Imeon solar inverters and BYD lithium batteries, as certified by both companies, allows users to enjoy a reliable solution for energy autonomy and to advance renewable energies. This compatibility also gives the company the opportunity to strengthen its position in high potential markets such as Australia or Europe … Continue reading "Compatibility of solar hybrid inverters with batteries"

The food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and other clean environments require NSF H1-grade lubricants for hygiene and health and safety purposes. Rocol Rapid Demulse 220 is ideal for such demanding applications. This is a non-toxic, high-performance gearbox lubricant designed especially for applications where water ingress is an issue. Here the product splits … Continue reading "Gearbox lubricant helps combat water ingress"

Rosatom has completed the first ever annealing of a large capacity nuclear reactor vessel. This world-first was applied to Unit 1 (a VVER-1000) at the Balakovo plant in Saratov, 900 km from Moscow. This unique technology extends reactor service life by using heat treatment to recover physical parameters of the … Continue reading "Innovative annealing technology for reactor power vessels"

www.irena.org/-/media/Files/IRENA/Agency/Quarterly/IRENA_Quarterly_2018_Q4.pdf?utm_source=All+IRENA+contacts+except+GSO%2FCoalition&utm_campaign=64336c652e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_12_11_12_25&utm_mediu… CLIMATE FINANCECAN DRIVE THE SHIFTTO RENEWABLE ENERGY According to a recent special report from the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), global warming could still, possibly, be kept within 1.5 degrees Celsius (°C) during this century – low enough to avert catastrophic climate change. Yet the report issued on … Continue reading "IRENA – Climate Finance can drive the shift to renewable energy"

Carbon Tax Bill, South Africa’s climate change battlefield By Kevin Bloom• 12 December 2018 Photo by Sam Bark on Unsplash 34 Reactions In its bid to tackle climate change, the South African government has thrown most of its weight behind setting a price on carbon emissions. The tabling of the … Continue reading "Carbon Tax Bill, South Africa’s climate change battle…"

… important U.N. conference since the Paris 2015 deal on climate change… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Projects

Kuyasa

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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uMdoni

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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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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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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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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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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