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.


… LOCATED AT 16 RUE DE LA PAIX‍​ IN PARIS * SIGNATURE OF PROMISE TO SELL… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Paris Agreement

… to curb carbon emissions and combat climate change, a senior British…, special representative for climate change at Britain’s foreign office… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

Schneider Electric South Africa, the global specialists in energy management and automation, recently hosted a technology day in partnership with Eskom to showcase their newest technology, and highlight various solutions to help the utility optimise efficiency in their plants in the future. Key to the success of the day was understanding … Continue reading "Helping a utility optimise efficiency"

grandiose economic-development and job-creation promises he made when he convinced locals to bend environmental rules so he could build a pair of major golf courses in Aberdeenshire.Trump purchased 1,800… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

instant-noodle packet recovered from the stomach of the whale. For him, it’s emblematic of the environmental and other stresses of a record tourism boom that could see 40 million foreign arrivals –… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

economically viable, but they need refinement, rather than reinvention. There is a law of engineering stating that as a new technology is adopted and deployed, its price falls, predictably, and… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

big fast-food companies.Smart PlasticTolliver started talking with McDonald’s about more environmentally friendly options a few years ago as concerns about plastic trash gained traction. That sent… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

the industry average. Taking it further, though, was something quite different. So efficiency engineer Jim Gao wrote a software model that first recommended maximizing data center efficiency by shutting… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

have any sense of what kind of environmental impact those chemical processes would have? One problem regulators are facing is that some recycling is more environmentally harmful than the process of… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental


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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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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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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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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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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