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.

Latest News

All news articles are collated on our partner site www.crediblecarbon.com.

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

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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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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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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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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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