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.

DBSA, Green Climate Fund collaborate on green banking programme 22ND AUGUST 2019 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF) have signed an agreement that will kick off a … Continue reading "[Finance]DBSA, Green Climate Fund collaborate on green banking programme"

Allocate 5GW of renewables to mining regions to mitigate decommissioning impact – SAREC *Photo by* Creamer Media 22ND AUGUST 2019 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The South African Renewable Energy Council (SAREC) has called for urgent dialogue between government, business, … Continue reading "[Coal]Allocate 5GW of renewables to mining regions to mitigate decommissioning impact – SAREC"

South Africa does not need domestic EV market to produce EVs, says Patel Previous Next *Photo by* Creamer Media’s Dylan Slater Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel 22ND AUGUST 2019 BY: IRMA VENTER CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ There is an … Continue reading "[EV]South Africa does not need domestic EV market to produce EVs, says Patel"

PV was supposed to be like any other energy source: You invest in the infrastructure and then it pretty much runs itself from thereon. But US solar asset owners have found that is not the case. The landscape for PV operations keeps changing. This article discusses five trends which could … Continue reading "Managing and operating solar assets: Five key considerations"

Opinionista • Richard Worthington • 22 August 2019Our Burning Planet: Refusing decisions on emissions strategy is equivalent to denRefusing Refusing decisions on emissions strategy is equivalent to climate change denial South Africa’s prospects as an investment destination, particularly for ‘climate finance’, are on the line, as is the credibility of … Continue reading "Our Burning Planet: Refusing decisions on emissions str…"

There is a continual debate between industry associations and tertiary institutions that South Africa’s skill shortages are being addressed too late in the education cycle. One way to address this is to encourage learners to develop an interest in science and participate in the annual Eskom Expo for Young Scientists. … Continue reading "Support a budding scientist and help build a skilled South Africa"

The South African National Energy Association (SANEA) extends an invitation to attend its Carbon Tax Colloquium which is to be held at Johannesburg’s Glenhove events hub from 07h00 to 15h30 on Thursday 19 September 2019. On the 1 June 2019 the Carbon Tax Act came into law. This was a … Continue reading "Invitation to attend SANEA’s Carbon Tax Colloquium"

The Southern African Biogas Industry Association (SABIA) hosted its fourth National Biogas Conference at the Agricultural Research Council (ARC) in Hatfield, Pretoria recently. Under the general theme of “Building a Market for Biogas”, the conference discussed green energy, market development, the environment and climate change, and drivers for innovation in … Continue reading "SA biogas conference generates renewed interest"

The Energy Transition in 4 Charts A peek at Wood Mackenzie’s latest outlooks for solar, wind energy storage and carbon emissions. MIKE MUNSELL AUGUST 19, 2019 [image: The Energy Transition in 4 Charts] The Energy Transition in 4 Charts – 11 – There is little debate that the energy transition … Continue reading "The Energy Transition in 4 Charts | Greentech Media"

The energy sector, which until recently has been very conservative, is now facing increased disruption from increasing penetration of modern variable renewable energy sources. Maintaining the frequency remains a critical metric, but use of existing regulating standards and security mechanisms in place have been deemed ineffective and outdated. The energy sector … Continue reading "Benefits of battery energy storage for frequency control in renewable energy systems"


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

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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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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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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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