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.

More travel companies offsetting carbon emissions A growing number of operators are offsetting each holiday they sell by funding reforestation and renewable energy schemes Isabel Choat Mon 14 Oct 2019 06.30 BSTLast modified on Mon 14 Oct 2019 06.32 BST – – –

ini Budget 2019 – SURVEYS – BUSINESS NEWS – CALCULATORS Mini Budget 2019 Five key decisions expected soon that could change Eskom forever 2019-10-14 07:43 – Mike Cohen SHARE: [image: An electricity pylon] An electricity pylon (iStock). ~ iStock RELATED ARTICLES – Nersa hits back at Eskom court bid: We … Continue reading "[Eskom]Five key decisions expected soon that could change Eskom forever | Fin24"

Apparently, Eskom is considering a change in the way it will charge electricity users. The national power utility says it might increase the fixed electricity tariff rather than, or in combination with, consumption tariff increases. This has led to concerns of a possible negative impact on the rooftop solar PV … Continue reading "Will changes in tariff structure threaten solar PV rollout?"

Data reveals crucial role of BlackRock, State Street and Vanguard in climate crisis by Patrick Greenfield he world’s three largest money managers have built a combined $300bn fossil fuel investment portfolio using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, the Guardian can reveal. BlackRock, Vanguard and State Street, which … Continue reading "World’s top three asset managers oversee $300bn fossil fuel investments | Environment | The Guardian"

BUSINESS Breath of fresh air for dying sector Clyde Mallinson 27 Sep 2019 00:00 COMMENTS LinkedInTwitterFacebook123Email NEWS ANALYSIS An accelerated retirement of the Eskom coal fleet could catalyse a just transformation in the electricity supply industry. The scheduled decommissioning of the Eskom coal fleet presents a real opportunity to transition … Continue reading "[JET][Nerws]Breath of fresh air for dying sector | Business | M&G"

Stranded workers: The social dimension of the carbon transition By Tom Nelson and Sahil Mahtani• 13 October 2019 The shift away from carbon is not the first major economic transition we have faced nor will it be the last. There are good models for how to mitigate these necessary economic … Continue reading "[JET][Jobs]Stranded workers: The social dimension of the carbon tr…"

MPs give Eskom and Mboweni free hand in R59-bn Special Appropriation Bill bailout By Marianne Merten• 14 October 2019 Illustrative image (Eskom logo) 18 Reactions Despite much political bluster around no free lunches, the Standing Committee on Appropriation has adopted the Eskom Special Appropriation Bill without any amendments, amid claims … Continue reading "[Eskom][Finances]MPs give Eskom and Mboweni free hand in R59-bn Special…"

…By Guy Faulconbridge LONDON (Reuters) – Climate change activists… of the risks climate change poses to the stability of the global financial system… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

scienceofsingularity.com/2019/10/13/a-globalised-solar-powered-future-is-wholly-unrealistic-and-our-economy-is-the-reason-why/ A globalised solar-powered future is wholly unrealistic – and our economy is the reason why October 13, 2019 Over the past two centuries, millions of dedicated people – revolutionaries, activists, politicians, and theorists – have been unable to curb the disastrous and increasingly globalised trajectory of economic polarisation and … Continue reading "Why our economy is blocking the transition to a globalised solar powered future"

www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/14/renewable-electricity-overtakes-fossil-fuels-in-uk-for-first-time Renewable electricity overtakes fossil fuels in UK for first time New offshore windfarms opening in third quarter mark milestone towards zero carbon Jillian Ambrose Mon 14 Oct 2019 00.01 BSTLast modified on Mon 14 Oct 2019 00.02 BST – – –



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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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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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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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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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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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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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