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.

. You, your colleagues, business associates and all interested companies and persons are cordially invited to attend the the inaugural AGM of the newly-formed South African Energy Storage Association (SAESA). DATE: 26 March 2018 TIME: 16h00 to 18h00 VENUE: Conference room 2.1, GE offices, 60 Glenhove Road, Melrose Estate, Johannesburg … Continue reading "Invitation to attend the inaugural AGM of SAESA"

Skyriders will continue to target clients in Africa and further afield where its skill set and service offering, as well as the advantageous rand/dollar exchange rate, offer clients a better alternative. The access specialist continues to diversify, having successfully undertaking major new projects such as essential maintenance work on the 237 … Continue reading "Essential tower maintenance completed"

growth in helping large energy users like hospitals, schools and airports reduce their bills and carbon emissions, Isabelle Kocher, Engie’s chief executive officer, said in an interview in Singapore… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

22 MARCH 2018 – 06:18 AUDREY ELSTER AND DUGAN FRASER [image: Downstream: Banks make big profits by financing mining and other operations that have devastating effects on the environment and on the people who live nearby. Picture: SUPPLIED] Downstream: Banks make big profits by financing mining and other operations that … Continue reading "Fake green hues in big banks’ environment-friendly boasts"

…By Nina Chestney LONDON (Reuters) – Global energy-related carbon… of these trends, global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions increased… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Carbon

level.For Danes, it’s the crowning jewel in their capital’s push to become the world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025. The ski slope on top of Bjake Ingels’s $660 million Amager Bakke building… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

You, your friends, colleagues, business associates and all interested persons are cordially invited to attend an open, energy sector debate to consider: Should Eskom be restructured, and if so, how and when? DATE: Thursday 10 May 2018 TIME: 15h00 for15h30 to 18h00, with drinks and snacks thereafter VENUE: Axiz Auditorium, … Continue reading "Join the debate on the restructuring of Eskom"

at risk of missing its 2020 clean energy target, which is part of a wider EU goal.The cost of carbon-dioxide emissions permits more than doubled over the past year as the 28-nation bloc agreed to… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

… on Wednesday about climate change science, part of a lawsuit that accuses… address flooding they say is a result of climate change. The companies… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Climate Change

centers on a financial-market statement outlining the number of gasoline cars with potential carbon-dioxide emission issues that had to be corrected. The investigation won’t lead to any incriminating… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon



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