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.

Coal-fired power stations will continue to form a major portion of the power generation mix in the immediate future. Much research has been done on reducing CO2 emissions from these sources by CO2 capture, but very little on emission from smaller sources. An approach which captures CO2 directly from the … Continue reading "Direct air capture of CO2: An alternative means of carbon capture"

Smart grid is on the agenda of almost every utility in the world today. A true smart grid starts with the automation of utilities distribution networks and a key building block for the automation of distribution networks is reclosers. What do reclosers need to provide this building block? Power utilities … Continue reading "Only smart reclosers build smart grids"

Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study The pace of ice loss has increased four-fold since 2003 as enormous glaciers are depositing ever larger chunks of ice into the Atlantic ocean, where it melts, causing sea levels to rise Oliver Milman @olliemilman Tue 22 Jan 2019 12.13 … Continue reading "Greenland’s ice melting faster than scientists previously thought – study | World news | The Guardian"

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therealnews.com/stories/oceans-are-warming-far-faster-than-scientists-estimated Oceans Are Warming Far Faster Than Scientists Estimated January 22, 2019 Scientist Zeke Hausfather explains a new study showing oceans are warming 40% faster than the IPCC estimated Facebook Twitter Reddit Email Share – Help Us Make Real News! – Donate Online – Donate by Check – Donate by … Continue reading "Oceans Are Warming Far Faster Than Scientists Estimated"

With the release of the ISO 13849 standard, many things have changed with regards to reliably recording angles and displacements. New draft standards like EN 13000 for mobile cranes and EN 1175 for forklifts even go a step further, requiring additional measures. Siko, a German specialist producer of sensors for … Continue reading "Robust safety encoder for accurate measurement"

Kobold’s DTE series of digital temperature gauges with NFC are available from Instrotech. This series offers a wide range of industrial and analytical possibilities for applications where high accuracy and clear indication is required, and where alarm control and displayed messaging is either useful or a requirement as in controlled … Continue reading "Digital temperature gauge with NFC"

*Subject: **[Erc-seminars-l] Power Futures SA Launch Event: Wednesday 23 January 4pm @ UCT GSB* *Date: *22 January 2019 at 13:49:05 GMT+2 Greetings All Please join us in launching Power Futures SA. At this juncture, we believe that it is critical that we stand together in solving the challenges we face … Continue reading "Power Futures SA Launch Event: Wednesday 23 January 4pm @ UCT GSB"

www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2019-01-22-superfreak-pivot-when-climate-engineering-came-to-south-africa/ Superfreak pivot: When climate engineering came to South Africa By Kevin Bloom• 22 January 2019 Illustrative image. Photo by Andy Hutchinson on Unsplash Less 5 Reactions Cooling the earth by blocking out the sun, although potentially disastrous, is now a feasible answer to climate change. As a Harvard research … Continue reading "Superfreak pivot – Climate geo-engineering"

Billionaire Bill Koch doesn’t have to sell his Oxbow Carbon LLC so two private equity firms can recoup an investment of more than $250 million in the energy company, an appeals court ruled, reversing… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon


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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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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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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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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