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 Public sector management
Subsector Economic and Public Affairs Management
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories

Financing

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

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation

The RETA conducted various consultations in 2008: 1st Regional consultation (3-4 April); Second Regional Consultation (20-21 November); Senior Policy Dialogue (07 Oct); Philippine National Consultation (29 Apr 2008); Viet Nam National Consultation (19-20 May 2008); Thailand National Consultation (21 May 2008); Indonesian National Consultation ( 23-24 May 2008);and Singapore National Consultation (04 Jul 2008); COP14 Side-event (Dec 10,2008); UK Presentation (Feb 9, 2009); Washington D.C. climate change event (Mar. 3, 2009); Media Launch of the Report: in Bangkok (April 27, 2009), Hanoi, Manila and Jakarta (April 28, 2009); Dissemination activities: RECC Roadshow to South China (August 2009); Stern Team RECC Workshop (September 2009); COP15 Side event (December 2009); Petaling Jaya, Malaysia (Jun 15, 2009); ADB-UNDP Dissemination Event in Kuala Lumpur (July 02, 2009); ADB-ESI Special Briefing on Climate Change in Singapore (July 03, 2009); First National Forum on Climate Change in Cambodia (19-20 October 2009); UK/DENR/ADB Roundtable Discussion on the Economics of Climate Change (29 October 2009); Forum on the Economics of Climate Change in Southeast Asia: What is at Stake? (29 October 2009); Climate Change: Is Southeast Asia up to the Challenge? A High Level Workshop (05-06 November 2009); Mekong Delta Climate Change Forum in Can Tho City, Viet Nam (12-13 November 2009); Energy Efficiency: Change at Negative Cost to Business and Climate (12 November 2009); Briefing with Malaysian Minister of Natural Resources and Environment at ministry and Roundtable discussion with various Chambers of Commerce in Kuala Lumpur (19 November 2009); University of the Philippines Lecture Series (27 November 2009 ); Post-Copenhagen Seminar on Climate Change: Responsible Land Use & the Clean Sector (Jan 18, 2010); Consultative Forum and Workshop on Advocating a Policy and Legislative Agenda to Improve Philippine Competitiveness for the 15th Congress (January 21-22, 2010); Creating an impact in our countryside, environment and national economy: A Forum on Climate Change (Feb. 11, 2010); The 9th Young Economists Convention/3rd International Conference De Lasalle University, Philippines (March 4, 2010); Sustaining Growth, Advancing Good Governance and Achieving Social Justice workshop organized by the House of Representatives for its legislative agenda for the 15th Philippine Congress (June 16, 2010).

During Project Design
During Project Implementation

Description

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
Procurement and Consulting Notices
http://www.adb.org/projects/41678-012/business-opportunities

Timetable

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

Milestones

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

Utilization

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 Suphachol Suphachalasai (ssuphachalasai@adb.org)
Responsible ADB Department Economics and Research Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Economic Analysis and Operations Support Division
Executing Agencies Asian Development Bank
Suphachol Suphachalasai

Links

Project Website http://www.adb.org/projects/41678-012/main
List of Project Documents http://www.adb.org/projects/41678-012/documents