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.

…KATOWICE, Poland (Reuters) – Climate change talks billed as the most… climate change. Under the article, countries should agree to rules to ensure… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ministers-work-around-the-clock-to-strengthen-global-climate-deal-2018-12-14 BACK Full access to Engineering News Subscribe Now Ministers work around the clock to strengthen global climate deal 14th December 2018 BY: REUTERS KATOWICE – Ministers are working around the clock to complete and strengthen the rules for making a landmark agreement to combat climate change operational, with one … Continue reading "[COP 24]COP 24 in final stages – of compromise"

…* European carbon price graphic https://tmsnrt.rs/2PbgSCB By Susanna… Twidale LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) – The Benchmark European carbon price… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Carbon

DEA launches climate change monitoring app at UN climate change conference 13TH DECEMBER 2018 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on Friday launched the South Africa Biennial Update Report Explorer (BURE) app on the … Continue reading "DEA launches climate change monitoring app at UN climate change conference"

The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe The economist William Nordhaus will receive his profession’s highest honor for research on global warming that’s been hugely influential—and entirely misguided. BY JASON HICKEL DECEMBER 6, 2018, 1:42 PM [image: NEW HAVEN, CT – OCTOBER 08: Yale Professor William Nordhaus attends a press conference … Continue reading "The Nobel Prize for Climate Catastrophe – Foreign Policy"

Eskom has repeatedly said that the shortage of coal at some power stations, together with breakdowns resulting from previously deferred maintenance, has resulted in the power utility having less power generation capacity than what is needed to meet the country’s demand. To protect the system from total collapse, we have been … Continue reading "Is a shortage of coal really the cause of loadshedding?"

… of Americans see climate change as an “imminent” threat driven mainly by human… that the United States should work with other nations to curb climate change… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Promises of “green growth” are magical thinking, writes Jeremy Lent… *We need an Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late* *In the face of climate breakdown and ecological overshoot, alluring promises of “green growth” are no more than magical thinking.* *In * *this essay , Jeremy Lent , author of The … Continue reading "We Need An Ecological Civilisation Before It’s Too Late"

When Eskom’s chairman Jabu Mabuza stated that everybody is to blame for the current load shedding last week, there was quite a reaction. The week before, at Eskom’s interim results presentation, he made another strange statement that went mostly unnoticed. Mabuza told journalists and analysts that Eskom doesn’t have a policy that … Continue reading "Were corrupt officials behind Eskom’s policy of coal from 51% black-owned mines?"

Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced “Schneider Electric Ventures”, which identifies, nurtures and supports innovations that will make a major contribution to future sustainability and energy efficiency. Several major projects are underway and ready to be deployed. These projects include: eIQ Mobility … Continue reading "To identify, nurture and support bold ideas"


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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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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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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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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