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.

turbines, which account for half of the region’s power output, combined with rising coal and carbon prices has pushed Nordic rates to the highest level in five years. The value of certificates… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Global effort against climate change cannot be postponed – Basic countries Global effort against climate change cannot be postponed – Basic countries 21st May 2018 BY: NEWS24WIRE The Basic countries, comprising Brazil, South Africa, India and China, have reiterated that the global effort against climate change is an irreversible process … Continue reading "Global effort against climate change cannot be postponed – Basic countries"

and Exxon Mobil Corp. has said its traditional fossil fuels business isn’t threatened by climate–change policies.For more, read a QuickTake Q&A on Why the Prospect of ‘Peak Oil’ Is Hotly DebatedSaudi… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

growth.A third constraint is energy. China is still very reliant on coal power, but thanks to environmental concerns, supply bottlenecks and simple lack of resources, the country’s coal consumption… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental


Cummins Africa Middle East, in conjunction with Komatsu Africa Holdings has inaugurated a new Technical Education for Communities (TEC) programme to enhance the standard education platform to help develop a market-relevant curriculum, teacher training and career guidance, and also provide the practical experience needed by students. The programme forms part of … Continue reading "International technical education programme launched locally"

The government has committed itself to intensify its focus on the training of young people in technical artisan trades to reduce unemployment and foster entrepreneurship in South Africa. Naledi Pandor, minister of higher education and training Speaking at the launch of the Technical Education for Communities (TEC) initiative at the … Continue reading "Industry-assisted technical training the way forward for SA"

south of Italy and its signature policy would see the state paying out at least 17 billion euros ($20 billion) for a “citizen’s income.”The League has a more right-wing constituency concentrated in… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg – Paris Agreement

“take responsibility for all of its emissions” and “clarify how they see their future in a low-carbon world” in a letter published in the Financial Times on May 18.Cambridge has received donations… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

OFF-GRID ENERGY ACCESS ATTAINS NEW HEIGHTS *New estimates show rapid growth in the numbers of people using off-grid solar and other renewable power… Read more * AUCTIONS DRIVE RISE OF SOLAR PV IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA *A series of auctions to procure solar and wind power allowed South Africa to join … Continue reading "Fwd: IRENA Quarterly Q2 2018"


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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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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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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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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