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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COP17

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.


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National action ‘critical’ in combatting climate change, says Momoniat 19th September 2019 BY: SIMONE LIEDTKE WRITER [image: National Treasury deputy-director general Dr Ismail Momoniat] *Photo by:* Creamer Media’s Simone Liedtke National Treasury deputy-director general Dr Ismail Momoniat [image: National Treasury deputy-director general Dr Ismail Momoniat] *Photo by:* Creamer Media’s Simone … Continue reading "National action ‘critical’ in combatting climate change, says Momoniat"

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/cabinet-considers-but-fails-to-approve-irp-update-2019-09-19/rep_id:4433 Cabinet considers, but fails to approve, IRP update 19th September 2019 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR [image: Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu] Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu [image: Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu] Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu [image: Minister in the Presidency Jackson … Continue reading "[IRP] Cabinet considers, but fails to approve, IRP update"

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/minerals-council-calls-for-delay-in-carbon-tax-implementation-2019-09-19/rep_id:4433 Minerals Council calls for delay in Carbon Tax implementation 19th September 2019 BY: SIMONE LIEDTKE WRITER [image: CEO Roger Baxter] CEO Roger Baxter [image: CEO Roger Baxter] CEO Roger Baxter [image: CEO Roger Baxter] CEO Roger Baxter [image: CEO Roger Baxter] CEO Roger Baxter [image: CEO Roger Baxter] CEO … Continue reading "Minerals Council calls for delay in Carbon Tax implementation"

… because it’s the epicentre of climate change,” Markus Rex…, the longest project of its kind, to better understand global climate… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

… message – “Politicians who ignore climate change are climate criminals… a woman in Melbourne, whose placard read: “Learn to change or learn… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

The 3rd Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored how to facilitate and establish a viable gas energy sector in South Africa from existing and emerging local and international resources in a way that can benefit the local economy and create jobs in South Africa in a sustainable way. Mr Thabang … Continue reading "Picture Gallery 1: Nedbank/ EE Publishers seminar on Gas sector in SA"

The 3rd Nedbank / EE Publishers seminar explored how to facilitate and establish a viable gas energy sector in South Africa from existing and emerging local and international resources in a way that can benefit the local economy and create jobs in South Africa in a sustainable way. Mr Thabang … Continue reading "Picture Gallery 2: Nedbank/ EE Publishers seminar on Gas sector in SA"

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… and the economy,” arguing that the gas that scientists blame for warming… policies to boost output of oil, gas and coal and roll back emissions limits… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

Projects

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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uMdoni

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

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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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Kuyasa

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

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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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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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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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