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 slower-than-average growth under Obama, since it meant that people cut back on spending. But it puts consumers in a much better position to fuel growth in the near future.An external factor… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

wood periphery. (Under their Sole Composition series, they’ve even released a version sans carbonation which enhances the wine-y qualities of this hybrid gem.)… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

to keep guests’ focus squarely on the beauty outdoors. The Sheldons want the property to be carbon-neutral and believe they’re close to accomplishing this, thanks to generous solar panels and… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

The international energy industry is about to go through another major revolution. Blockchain will change the way energy systems operate, offering new ways for private financiers to invest in distributed energy generation with a low-cost, secure payment mechanism. Paul Mitchell Speaking at the recent South African National Energy Association’s (SANEA’s) … Continue reading "Blockchain’s role in an energy revolution"

stepped in where the U.S. made room.” China is more interested in fostering trade and fighting climate change than President Donald Trump’s U.S., it’s gradually gaining leadership in some technologies… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg climate change

the details of which are closely guarded, in part because of its invention of UltraRope. The carbon fiber wire is so much lighter than steel, the company says it doubles the maximum height an elevator… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Additionally, electric vehicle sales are forecast to overtake traditional internal combustion engine vehicle sales by 2038. The market for heavy-duty vehicles is similarly being shaken up by electric… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: bloomberg – Environmental

Three of the world’s biggest oil companies called on Norway to help maintain funding for carbon capture and storage technology that is stagnating amid concerns about whether it can ever be cost-effective… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

about 1.4 trillion euros ($1.7 trillion).Amundi has been offering low-carbon indexes since 2014, based on the MSCI Low Carbon Leaders Indexes. The strategy has grown popular with institutional investors… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon

Britain’s transition to a low-carbon economy has driven levels of toxic air pollutants to record lows in 2016, largely because coal-fired power stations have either closed down or been converted… View this article online at Bloomberg Source: Bloomberg Carbon


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

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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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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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