Project Data Sheet

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PDS Creation Date 14 Dec 2007
PDS Updated as of 19 Jul 2010

Project Name A Regional Review of the Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 41678-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam)
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector and/or Subsector Classification Public sector management
/ Economic and Public Affairs Management
Thematic Classification Economic growth
Regional cooperation and integration
Gender Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
Technical Assistance6427-0

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

During Project Design
During Project Implementation


The purpose of the RETA is to (i) contribute to regional debate on economic cost/benefits of unilateral and regional action on mitigation and adaptation; (ii) raise awareness and alert public opinion to the urgency of the climate change challenges, and its potential socio-economic impact on the participating countries, while, at the same time, informing other stakeholders (e.g. civil society, academia, media, NGOs, private sector and the donor community); and (iii) indirectly support regional government and private sector actions to implement policies to mitigate and adapt to climate change. The RETA will cover six (6) developing member countries (DMCs), namely, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Development Impact

Consensus achieved among regional and country-level decision-makers on the steps needed to address climate change in Southeast Asia including the adoption of investment programs, plans, policies, and/or other actions to adapt development to expected future climatic conditions, among others.

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome
Regional and Country-level decision-makers of participating governments have an improved understanding of the cost of climate change and the necessary actions and policies they must adopt to address climate change-related issues.
Progress Towards Outcome

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
The key deliverable will be a comprehensive review report on economics of climate change in Southeast Asia. The report will provide insights into and recommendations for future domestic and regional policies on climate change. The TA activities include: (i) a study on economics of climate change and sustainable development in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam), including assessing the impact of climate change at both national and regional levels; (ii) national and regional consultations; (iii) a study of both GHG mitigation and climate adaptation policy options domestically and regionally; (iv) dissemination of the findings of the study at the key multilateral events such as the International Stern Symposium scheduled for the second quarter of 2008, UNFCCC Conference of Parties (COP) 14, 2008.
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2007 Dec 14
Consulting Services
The RETA will require a total of 22 person-months of international and 46 person-months of national consulting services. Due to the intermittent nature of assignments and anticipated variety of expertise required, the consultants will be engaged by ADB as individuals in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (April 2006).
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 13 Nov 2007
Management Review Meeting
Approval 10 Dec 2007
Last Review Mission


Approval No. Approval Signing Effectivity Closing
Original Revised Actual
Technical Assistance 6427 10 Dec 2007 10 Dec 2007 31 Dec 2008 31 Mar 2010


Date Approval Number ADB (US$ thousand) Others (US$ thousand) Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards
Cumulative Disbursements

TA Amount (US$ thousand)

Approval Number Approved Amount Revised Amount Total Commitment Uncommitted Balance Total Disbursement Undisbursed Balance
Technical Assistance 6427 904 904 615 289 615 289

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Tae Yong Jung (
Responsible ADB Department Economics and Research Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
Suphachol Suphachalasai


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