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.


with the matter.FCA is talking to Renault about a partnership and could reach a preliminary agreement in the coming weeks, according to the people, who declined to be identified because the discussions… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

Source: Bloomberg, 00:41 Listen to climate change, literally: This song was composed by matching music notes to more than 130 years of global temperature data… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

next week in Van Buren, Arkansas, and the Toad Suck lock and dam in Conway. The Army Corps of Engineers is monitoring the Mississippi to see if the Morganza spillway in Louisiana should be opened… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

swings, with Adamczyk also noting that his company’s efforts to fund its pension and reduce environmental liabilities had left its balance sheet in better shape to weather a slump. Contrast that with… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

from the U.S., EU and Japan will meet on the sidelines of an OECD meeting today in Paris, seeking an agreement on curbing state-support for industries. Success in forcing countries (especially China)… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

by 2050, including a two-thirds reduction by 2030, in order to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement, Climate Transparency said, citing the 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

headquarters and shareholders voting on a resolution to make the oil giant comply with the Paris Agreement. Stunts such as the Greenpeace siege and a Labour proposal to de-list carbon polluters from… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

calling for the company to demonstrate how its business plans correspond with the aims of the Paris Agreement on climate change. It’s proof that investors have the clout to compel executives to pay attention… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

has the potential to cut vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85% and is as much as 40% cheaper than diesel, according to the company.“The vast majority of gas that we have been dispensing has… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg greenhouse gas

fossil fuel-fired power globally is required by 2050 in order to meet the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Italian Elections | With Italy’s populist coalition squabbling over policy and budget… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

Projects

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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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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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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uMdoni

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

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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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Kuyasa

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

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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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