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.

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/anglo-set-to-make-low-carbon-fertiliser-contribution-2020-01-20 Anglo set to make low carbon fertiliser contribution 20th January 2020 BY: MARTIN CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR [image: Duncan Wanblad] *Photo by:* Creamer Media Duncan Wanblad [image: Duncan Wanblad] *Photo by:* Creamer Media Duncan Wanblad [image: Duncan Wanblad] *Photo by:* Creamer Media Duncan Wanblad [image: Duncan Wanblad] *Photo by:* … Continue reading "[News{ Anglo set to make low carbon fertiliser contribution"

Got this from a friend? Click here and join up . No images? Click here *A fishing boat sails along as Taal Volcano erupts on January 14, 2020 in Talisay, Batangas province, Philippines. (Photo by Ezra Acayan/Getty Images)* *Dear Peter,* Feeling slightly overwhelmed even though it’s only Day 19 of … Continue reading "Deepfakes and heatwaves, here comes the 2020s"

www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jan/18/plane-wrong-how-your-bosses-should-cut-back-on-flights Plane wrong: how your bosses should cut back on flights The global value of business flights is forecast to top £1.3tn by 2023 – here’s how employers can cut the environmental impact Suzanne Bearne Sat 18 Jan 2020 07.00 GMTLast modified on Sat 18 Jan 2020 18.06 GMT – … Continue reading "Plane wrong!"

www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/despite-irp-gaps-the-outlook-for-solar-in-sa-has-strengthened-2020-01-17-1 Despite IRP gaps, the outlook for solar in SA has strengthened Previous Next 17TH JANUARY 2020 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ One of the first questions posed to Mineral Resources and Energy Minister *Gwede Mantashe* after Cabinet … Continue reading "[IRP]Despite IRP gaps, the outlook for solar in SA has strengthened"

James Murdoch’s climate stance distances him from family empire Criticism of denial by News Corp and Fox underlines Murdoch heir’s transformation Jim Waterson Media editor Wed 15 Jan 2020 19.36 GMTLast modified on Wed 15 Jan 2020 21.16 GMT – – –

Environmental risks zoom to the fore at the World Economic Forum By Tim Cohen• 16 January 2020 A farmer uses a hose to douse flames as he drives a tractor in a paddock where a large bushfire burns near homes on the outskirts of the town of Bilpin on 19 … Continue reading "Environmental risks zoom to the fore at the World Econo…"

Environmental issues a top global risk – WEF 15TH JANUARY 2020 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The World Economic Forum (WEF) expects economic and political polarisation to rise this year as significant short-term risks to climate action … Continue reading "Environmental issues a top global risk – WEF"

Explore becomes first UK tour operator to carbon offset all parts of a holiday The adventure travel company’s new sustainability strategy includes carbon offsetting flights, accommodation and domestic transport Isabel Choat Tue 14 Jan 2020 12.17 GMTLast modified on Tue 14 Jan 2020 13.34 GMT – – –

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ramaphosa-proclaims-new-era-of-self-generation-as-power-shortages-deepen-economic-crisis-2020-01-14/rep_id:4433 President *Cyril Ramaphosa* has committed to ensuring that the current “uncertainties and inconsistencies” inhibiting businesses and households from building and financing new power generation capacity will be removed so that the country can “embark on a new trajectory” of self generation. Addressing about 400 business leaders in Sandton at … Continue reading "[SSEG]Ramaphosa proclaims new era of self-generation (of electrical energy)"

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates Oceans are clearest measure of climate crisis as they absorb 90% of heat trapped by greenhouse gases Damian Carrington Environment editor @dpcarrington Mon 13 Jan 2020 16.57 GMTLast modified on Tue 14 Jan 2020 01.15 GMT – – –


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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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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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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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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Kuyasa is low-carbon housing development in one of the poorest and most vulnerable corners of Khayelitsha, Western Cape.

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