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.

… FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS GOALS – SEC FILING Source… View this article online at Reuters Source: Reuters – Green house gas

world” — the curb.Uber’s main North American rival, Lyft, has committed to making every ride carbon-neutral, “a multi-million dollar investment in the first year alone.” In the race to create self-driving… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

production. Which leads me to another proposal: Maybe we Yankees could help out by, say, enacting a carbon tax to shrink our burgeoning federal deficit. That wouldn’t necessarily reduce gasoline prices… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

ingredient” that solves what he calls the planet’s biggest environmental problem: beef.The ingredient, made from soybean roots and genetically engineered yeast, goes into vegetarian Impossible Burgers, which… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

for the CFO job at Uber. Meanwhile, Lyft has committed to buying millions of dollars worth of carbon offsets to cover emissions from its ride-hailing business.Chinese companies sell globally. Now… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

John Thompson, a leading designer and manufacturer of fossil fuel- and biomass-fired boilers and ancillary plant, has made a breakthrough sale of the innovative MicroGen small medium-pressure watertube boiler it has developed for the local and international industrial markets.  Automotive tyre manufacturer Sumitomo Rubber SA has ordered a 30 t/h … Continue reading "Order for watertube boiler received"

Enel, through its Peruvian renewable energy subsidiary Enel Green Power Peru (“EGPP”), has started operations at the 180 MW Rubi solar PV plant, which is Peru’s largest solar plant and Enel’s first solar facility in the country. Enel invested around US$170-million in the construction of Rubi, as part of the … Continue reading "Peru’s largest solar PV plant inaugurated"

SEW-Eurodrive South Africa showcased its IE3-compliant DRN series of asynchronous motors at bauma CONEXPO Africa 2018. The range has set a new benchmark in the local electric-motor industry in terms of energy efficiency. Stricter international regulations have meant that all two-, four- and six-pole asynchronous motors with a power rating of … Continue reading "IE3-compliant motors promote energy efficiency"

Siemens will present a solution for detecting anomalies in industrial networks at the Hannover Messe 2018. “Industrial Anomaly Detection” enables security-related incidents, such as unauthorised intrusions and malware, to be identified and countermeasures to be taken. The software is pre-installed on an industrial PC (IPC), and easily integrated into industrial … Continue reading "Heightening industrial cyber security by detecting anomalies"

In today’s industrial world, customers need solutions that are robust enough to withstand the toughest challenges and the most testing environments while meeting ever growing demands. In addition, these solutions must work harder, longer and safer for improved uptime and subsequently greater productivity and efficiency. SKF Explorer tapered roller bearings present … Continue reading "Bearings for stringent environments and harsh conditions"


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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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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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