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.

The Novus Automation N1050 temperature controller is a new, colour LCD, temperature PID controller which combines high performance with vivid design. It features a fast sampling rate and can operate in slow and dynamic processes. The 11-segment LCD provides easy-to-read alphanumeric mnemonics, larger digits and clear status signalling. The unit … Continue reading "Temperature controller offers all the features"

Climate change continues to be one of the most important subjects of conversation around the globe. Whether it is among friends, work colleagues or around political tables, it is a hot topic that needs urgent assessing. At Sustainability Week 2019, this issue will be tackled head on through the Sustainable … Continue reading "Tackling energy shortage challenges in South Africa"

Global electrical test equipment expert Megger has acquired Power Diagnostix of Aachen, Germany, a leader in the development and manufacture of HV diagnostic equipment, and in the provision of diagnostic services for HV installations.This acquisition greatly enhances Megger’s capabilities, particularly in the field of partial discharge (PD) testing in transformers, … Continue reading "Test equipment company acquires diagnostic firm"

A multi-level E-house, designed, engineered and manufactured by Shaw Controls, has been supplied as a fit-for-purpose solution at a major South African port. This E-house solution comprises five modules: three at ground level with two above. The substantial structure, including all electrical substation equipment, weighs approximately 90 tonnes. A section … Continue reading "Multi-level E-house for oil and gas sector"

Skyriders Access Specialists was recently called upon to carry out consultancy work at a major project at a platinum smelter. According to regulations, any workplace involving a risk of a fall must have a verified fall-protection plan drafted by a competent person accredited by the Institute for Work at Height … Continue reading "Fall-protection plan for platinum-smelter project"

Renergen is an intergrated alternative and renewable energy business that invests on early stage alternative energy projects across Africa and energing markets. It recently began trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for the first time, under the code RLT. The official listing price was AUD 0,80 per CDI, with … Continue reading "Successful first day of trading on ASX"

Any industry with a boiler installed has a potential for cogeneration using a steam turbine. The electricity cost savings usually pay back the investment in less than three years, but this payback period can be further reduced depending on the applicable electricity price tariff in effect. Power plants, sugar mills, … Continue reading "Fast payback on steam congeneration systems"

*The **Renewables 2019 Global Status Report* * is now available* Renewable power has become mainstream, demonstrating how stable and consistent policies create a huge opportunity for renewable energy to grow and displace more expensive and carbon-emitting fuels. But current trends in the sector show that bolder policy decisions are needed … Continue reading "Hot off the Press! Renewables 2019 Global Status Report is now available"

www.sciencealert.com/greenland-was-40-degrees-hotter-than-normal-this-week-and-things-are-getting-intense [image: main article image] Arctic researcher Steffen Olsen sets out with dogs to retrieve meteorological equipment in Greenland. (Steffen Olsen) ENVIRONMENT Greenland Was 40 Degrees Hotter Than Normal This Week, And Things Are Getting Intense WASHINGTON POST 16 JUN 2019 Ice is melting in unprecedented ways as summer approaches … Continue reading "Greenland Was 40 Degrees Hotter Than Normal This Week, And Things Are Getting Intense"

energy and environment ministries will try to narrow their differences about how to revive UN carbon markets that came out of the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. The biggest of them, the Clean Development… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon


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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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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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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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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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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