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.

…By Andreas Cremer BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Volkswagen <VOWG_p.DE…> will not display its core brand at the Paris motor show this year… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement

Three new scientific papers lead to the conclusion that because the IPCC has been ignoring some positive feedbacks in the climate system in its models that could speed up warming and some of these feedbacks are already appearing at less than 2 degree C warming , climate change is a … Continue reading "New Evidence That Climate Change Poses a Much Greater Threat to Humanity Than Recently Understood Because the IPCC has been Systematically Underestimating Climate Change Risks"

The Fleetcool antifreeze and coolant range of products from Cummins provides superior engine protection and simplified maintenance programmes. Fleetcool is a cost-effective, standard life coolant with a borate buffer and low-silicate formulation. It is ideal for all light to medium-duty diesel and gas engines, protecting against liner pitting and corrosion … Continue reading "Antifreeze and coolants for motor protection"

WEG Motor Scan is a brand new solution available from Zest WEG Group that facilitates remote monitoring of electric motor installations. This innovative technology allows engineers and maintenance personnel to make informed decisions about the health of installed motors and react accordingly, depending on the data captured. Using the WEG Motor … Continue reading "Remote monitoring for electric motors"

… greenhouse gas by a fifth by 2025 in an effort to battle climate change… and gas companies pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

… pledged on Monday to slash emissions of a potent greenhouse gas by a fifth… 24 (Reuters) – A group of the world’s top oil and gas companies… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

… to document climate change. Jackson, one of a handful of Reuters… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Under the theme ‘Transforming Africa’s development trough innovation, youth and technology’, the *Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, *co-organised with the *United Nations Development Programme, *brought nearly 400 delegates together in Johannesburg, to share recommendations and collaborative approaches to some of Africa’s most pressing development issues. Young people, entrepreneurs and … Continue reading "[Civil Society]Outcomes Report | Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development, Africa, 2018"

Bolstered by a new manufacturing consortium, Perovskite developer Oxford PV aims to commercialise its high-efficiency cells by early 2020 and predicts costs could soon fall below silicon. The company says a new German consortium will develop high-volume manufacturing processes for its Perovskite technology to improve production efficiency for industrial 156 … Continue reading "Perovskite cells set to cut PV costs as manufacturing ramps up"

SDS specialises in the modernisation and automation of biogas plants and associated services. As customer plants are frequently similar but never identical, flexible and modular solutions are called for. The company relies on components from the Siemens Simatic portfolio and the TIA (totally integrated automation) portal, which enables more efficient … Continue reading "Precision biomass dosing for biogas plants"


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

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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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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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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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