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.


  Dear Stakeholder, Please find a link on the submission of subsequent pollution prevention plans in terms of the National Environment Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004): National Pollution Prevention Plans Regulations as published in Government Gazette No. 40996 of July 2017 and the proposed process … Continue reading "Notice for the submission …carbon budgets… and a proposal to DEMAND publication of process"

WORLD’S LEADING POWER SYSTEM OPERATORS LAUNCH GLOBAL CONSORTIUM PUBLISHED 20.10.2020 13.24 Global effort aimed at reaching 50% emission reductions over next 10 years Oct. 20, 2020 (LONDON) – Earlier today during the BloombergNEF Summit, Audrey Zibelman, CEO of the Australia Energy Market Operator (AEMO) announced the launch of the Global … Continue reading "World’s leading power system operators launch global consortium | Energinet"

October 2020 – Webinar Invitation *The global voice for renewable energy* *100% Renewable Energy for all used wisely and efficiently* *Learn more about ISES* On *October 29 at 2 PM GMT/UTC* ISES is happy to present this webinar on PV Recycling and End-of-life Processing . With more and more PV … Continue reading "Webinar Invitation: PV Recycling and Endlife Processing"

Municipal power procurement trickier than just getting the go-ahead from Minister 27TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ Although national government has opened the door for municipalities to procure electricity from independent power producers (IPPs), a … Continue reading "Municipal power procurement trickier than just getting the go-ahead from Minister"

Industrial investment will flow if South Africa ‘consistently’ builds 1.6 GW of wind yearly 27TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: TERENCE CREAMER CREAMER MEDIA EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ Leading wind-energy project developers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are convinced that South Africa’s plan to … Continue reading "Industrial investment will flow if South Africa ‘consistently’ builds 1.6 GW of wind yearly"

Gautrain to complete electric bus pilot project by end-2021 Tshepo Kgobe 27TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: IRMA VENTER CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is busy with a feasibility study to investigate the possible future use … Continue reading "Gautrain to complete electric bus pilot project by end-2021"

Nuclear regulator confirms early talks with Eskom to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life 26TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: REBECCA CAMPBELL CREAMER MEDIA SENIOR DEPUTY EDITOR ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ The National Nuclear Regulator (NNR) has confirmed that it is in preliminary talks with State-owned … Continue reading "Nuclear regulator confirms early talks with Eskom to extend Koeberg nuclear plant’s life"

Decision soon on platinum process that can save a Medupi power station worth of power Previous Next Kelltech’s Keith Liddell interviewed by Mining Weekly’s Martin Creamer. JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – The definitive feasibility study for the installation of a revolutionary new electricity-slashing processing plant at Pilanesberg Platinum Mine in the North … Continue reading "Decision soon on platinum process that can save a Medupi power station worth of power"

UCT research unit shares considerations for REIPPPP going forward 26TH OCTOBER 2020 BY: MARLENY ARNOLDI CREAMER MEDIA ONLINE WRITER ARTICLE ENQUIRY SAVE THIS ARTICLE EMAIL THIS ARTICLE FONT SIZE: -+ Power auctions are fast becoming the dominant procurement method for renewable energy globally, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, but it is … Continue reading "UCT research unit shares considerations for REIPPPP going forward"

‘Great opportunity’ to tap Mpumalanga’s grid capacity for just transition – IPP Office IPPO head of technical Pervelan Govender told participants attending the virtual 2020 edition of Windaba that there was potential grid and just-transition virtue to be derived from locating new renewables projects in Mpumalanga. Video & Editing: Kutlwano … Continue reading "[Wind]‘Great opportunity’ to tap Mpumalanga’s grid capacity for just transition – IPP Office"

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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uMdoni

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

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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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Spier Mob Grazing – regenerative agriculture

Since April 2009 Angus McIntosh has managed a portion of Spier agriculture that involves 154 hectares of irrigated pasture and vineyards.

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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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