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.


Rebelling Against Extinction – George Monbiot www.monbiot.com/2018/10/19/rebelling-against-extinction/ Rebelling Against Extinction 19th October 2018 Share54 When governments abandon us, we must step up By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 17th October 2018 It is hard to believe today, but the prevailing ethos among the educated elite was once public service. … Continue reading "Rebelling Against Extinction – George Monbiot"

Rebelling Against Extinction – George Monbiot www.monbiot.com/2018/10/19/rebelling-against-extinction/

GGBW thank you contributing author @chrisroadmap #MyClimate @PriestleyCentre mobile.twitter.com/piersforster/status/1052148678188814337/photo/1

www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2018-10-09/the-end-of-coal-could-be-closer-than-it-looks The End of Coal Could Be Closer Than It Looks Despite a pessimistic forecast, it’s possible to meet consumption-cut targets on the current path. By David Fickling October 9, 2018, 7:04 AM GMT+2 Dramatically cutting coal consumption isn’t as far-fetched as it seems. Photographer: Kevin Frayer/Getty Images AsiaPac David … Continue reading "[Coal]The End of Coal Could Be Closer Than It Looks – Bloomberg"

GE calls for more coal power within the IRP m.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ge-calls-for-more-coal-power-within-the-irp-2018-10-17 GE calls for more coal power within the IRP 17th October 2018 BY: KIM CLOETE CREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT General Electric (GE) has called on the South African government to reconsider investing in a further 1 600 MW of coal-fired power … Continue reading "[Coal]GE calls for more coal power within the IRP"

In ‘Blockbuster’ Ruling, Judge Says Youths’ Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial www.commondreams.org/news/2018/10/16/blockbuster-ruling-judge-says-youths-climate-case-against-trump-administration-can In ‘Blockbuster’ Ruling, Judge Says Youths’ Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial “October 29, here we come!” by Julia Conley, staff writer – – – – – – – – – … Continue reading "In ‘Blockbuster’ Ruling, Judge Says Youths’ Climate Case Against Trump Administration Can Proceed to Trial"

… for approval on Wednesday a free trade agreement with Vietnam, its first…-Vietnam trade and investment agreements will need approval from… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement

Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change | News | Environment | M&G mg.co.za/article/2018-10-10-nobel-award-recognises-how-economic-forces-can-fight-climate-change/ ENVIRONMENT Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change Andrew J. Hoffman , Ellen Hughes-Cromwick 10 Oct 2018 09:19 [image: William Nordhaus argues markets can help curb climate change. (Craig Ruttle/AP)] … Continue reading "Nobel award recognises how economic forces can fight climate change | News | Environment | M&G"

High school students from across Africa recently had the opportunity to show off their science projects at the Eskom Expo for Young Scientists International Science Fair 2018, held in Boksburg in early October. Industry presented 22 students with Hendrik van der Bijl Awards totalling R111 500 at the special awards evening. … Continue reading "High school learners awarded at science fair"

NCE Update: October 2018 View this email in your browser *Table of Contents* – New Climate Economy 2018 Report – Global Commission Engagements – The Global Commission in the Media *New Climate Economy 2018 Report * The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate launched its 2018 flagship Report, *Unlocking … Continue reading "New Climate Economy October Update"

Projects

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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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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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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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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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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uMdoni

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

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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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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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