Welcome to Azure International

Azure International is a leading investment and advisory company focused on China's cleantech energy sector. Founded in 2003, we have a team of 20+ local and international professionals based in China with backgrounds in engineering, marketing, manufacturing, consulting, policy, government relations and finance. In addition to deep advisory capabilities in renewable energy, energy efficiency, carbon management, and energy finance, we have proven capability to invest in and accelerate the development of clean energy companies.  Our portfolio and partner companies have achieved both significant commercial success and returns to investors. Azure provides the necessary expertise and execution capabilities in China to lead relationship development with government and strategic partners, project execution, sourcing, sales and technology development – all with deep understanding of Chinese and international requirements.

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Context

A sectoral approach is a bottom-up instrument to compare the efforts that industrialized countries are making with respect to reducing carbon emissions. Secondly, it is a way of trying to address a whole sector of the economy in a way that would be scaling up the current project-based approach. Getting industries worldwide to perform the same standards would eliminate the possibility of carbon leakage, eliminating the shipment of industries from region to region to escape carbon regulatory policies.

Objective

This project’s objective was to use the sectoral proposal template tool to facilitate the negotiation of credible, transparent and systematic sectoral crediting baselines. The template combined qualitative and quantitative information on the sector and the relevant circumstances in the country in a structured way. The goal was to improve the understanding of the concept of sectoral crediting baselines and to learn about data availability and data collection needs.

Outcome

Sectoral crediting continues to be an important area of discussion in ongoing international climate negotiations. Thus far, these negotiations have been dominated by proposals for a global carbon market and sectoral crediting mechanisms tied to nationally appropriate mitigation actions for developing countries. In China, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), responsible for renewable energy target policy and potential carbon regulations, has tacitly given lip service to the possible use of sectoral targeting, which is a major step when compared to their prior instances that they have an inherent right to develop without added environmental protection costs.
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ADVISORY

We provide independent advice helping you to understand the market, identify and assess growth opportunities and achieve strategic goals in China. We use our comprehensive databases, innovative analytical tools and on-the-ground expertise to answer your unique questions


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SOURCING

Azure Sourcing solutions ensures that your supply chain will be efficiently controlled and managed, with significant cost and time savings. Our Engineering team helps manage your relationships with Chinese strategic partners



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PARTNERING

We assist our partners with market entry. We have developed a cost effective, efficient and proven approach to securing strategic partnerships in China, combining the right amount of strategic planning with targeted business development



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