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.

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All news articles are collated on our partner site www.crediblecarbon.com.

Policies for Better Buildings – Rocky Mountain Institute www.rmi.org/policies-for-better-buildings/ Policies for Better BuildingsCost-Effective Ways Cities Can Cut Carbon, Slash Costs, and Create Jobs August 16, 2018 | By – Matt Jungclaus – Amy Egerter Cities consume over two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70 percent of … Continue reading "Policies for Better Buildings – Rocky Mountain Institute"

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Wärtsilä continues to support Bangladesh’s need to expand its electricity supply to both domestic and industrial consumers. The company’s ability to deliver the needed generating capacity on a fast-track basis has resulted in the company winning an order for a 114 MW power plant to be located in Feni, Bangladesh. … Continue reading "Company wins new power plant order"

In order to make the right decisions in terms of maintenance and investment, one needs precise knowledge of the condition of their transformers. Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen (MR) offers a comprehensive test portfolio for transformers. Thanks to decades of experience, clients receive a well-founded interpretation of measured values along with clear, practical … Continue reading "Precise condition assessments produce correct decisions"

Hema, a Turkish manufacturer of precision systems and components for different sectors of industry, produces motors, gears and drive systems, as well as hydraulic products and aviation components. To optimise the maintenance of its production facilities and maximise productivity, the company relies on extensive digitalisation solutions from the Siemens Sinumerik portfolio. By … Continue reading "Improving machine availability and productivity"

Noja Power was recently honoured with a high ranking in the annual Australian Financial Review’s (AFR’s) “Most Innovative Companies” event. Awarded the 13th position overall, the company was the highest-ranking representative of the energy industry in the region. The company’s latest product, the Visi-Switch, was the core innovation under scrutiny. … Continue reading "Switch wins high ranking recognition"

The Fluke 789 ProcessMeter is a troubleshooting tool for electricians and instrumentation professionals. It combines the functionality of a loop calibrator with the power of a digital multimeter. By equipping the device with a temperature measurement module and the wireless data logging capabilities of Fluke Connect with ShareLive video call … Continue reading "For troubleshooting and preventive maintenance"

Following months of tests and careful evaluation, the first data on air pollutants from the Copernicus Sentinel-5P satellite have been released. These first maps show a range of trace gases that affect air quality such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone. Launched in October 2017, Sentinel-5P is the first … Continue reading "First releases of air pollution satellite data"

Eskom has declared a dispute with trade unions National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), The National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) and Solidarity over the precondition that NUM and NUMSA introduced as part of the wage negotiations. Last week at a meeting convened through the auspices of the … Continue reading "Power system remains unstable as Eskom declares dispute with unions"


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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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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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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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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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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