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|PDS Creation Date||–|
|PDS Updated as of||11 Sep 2014|
|Project Name||Climate Resilience and Green Growth in Critical Watersheds|
|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.|
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth (ESG)
Inclusive economic growth (IEG)
|Drivers of Change||Gender equity and mainstreaming (GEM)
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories||Category 1: Gender equity (GEN)|
|Type/Modality of Assistance||Approval Number||Source of Funding||Approved Amount (thousand)|
|Technical Assistance||8493||Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction||1,750|
|During Project Design
In September 2011, the Government of the Philippines, through its Climate Change Commission (CCC), requested technical assistance (TA) from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to conduct pilot studies for demonstrating green growth and climate resilience options in selected critical watersheds. The objective is to strengthen institutional and technical capacity for effective integration of climate change concerns into development plans at the local government unit (LGU) level, which can yield multiple benefits in terms of environmental sustainability, job creation, and long-term economic growth. In response, ADB mobilized $450,000 from its Climate Change Fund and initiated TA 8111 on 19 November 2012 to conduct a pilot study in the Upper Marikina River Basin Protected Landscape. CCC requested for further support to strengthen the capacity of LGUs in three additional watersheds located in the lower Marikina river basin, Camarines Sur and Davao Oriental. A series of meetings took place from October 2012 to May 2013 between CCC and ADB to clarify the outputs and outcomes of the proposed TA. Consultations with stakeholders, including representatives from priority watersheds, were held during this period. ADB circulated a draft TA concept paper for comment by government agencies and other stakeholders. Following a fact-finding mission, and reflecting the feedback from the Department of Finance and the National Economic Development Authority, a memorandum of understanding was signed with the vice-chair of CCC on 5 July 2013, agreeing to the core elements of the TA (impact, outcome, outputs, cost, financing, implementation arrangements, and the consultant terms of reference). Additional consultations on the design and terms of reference of consultants were held from September to December 2013. No objection letter from the Department of Finance for the TA was received in early February 2014.
|During Project Implementation
Additional consultations with stakeholders will be conducted during project implementation.
|The Philippines is highly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. The country is ranked highest in the world in terms of vulnerability to tropical cyclones and third in terms of the population s exposure to floods and droughts. Enhancing the climate resilience of the economy and the adaptive capacity of the populations is thus crucial for sustainable development. Climate change-induced economic losses are particularly high in urban and peri-urban areas largely because of the increasing fragility of urban ecosystems and the low adaptive capacity of communities. The need to develop ecologically stable and economically resilient urban areas has been recognized by many stakeholders but the concept has not been widely demonstrated. To address climate change, the government enacted the Climate Change Act of 2009 (Republic Act 9729), which established the CCC as the government s sole policy-making body tasked with coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating programs and action plans related to climate change. The Climate Change Act provided the principles guiding the formulation of National Climate Change Action Plan 2011 2028 (NCCAP), which aims at gender-responsive and rights-based sustainable development through seven strategic priorities, namely: food security, water sufficiency, ecosystem and environmental stability, human security, climate-smart industries and services, sustainable energy, and capacity development. Pursuing green growth and climate resilience strategies at LGU level can address both causes and consequences of climate change. Further, carbon intensity and resource efficiency are increasingly significant in determining economic competitiveness of LGUs. The capacity of LGUs to mainstream climate change concerns into development planning is limited however. The TA fully supports the implementation of NCCAP and the Climate Change Act, which aims at mainstreaming climate change and disaster risk reduction and management into national, sector and local development plans and programs. It has strong links to the Philippines Development Plan 2011-2016 , especially with regard to goal 3 (enhanced resilience of natural systems and improved adaptive capacities of communities to cope with environmental hazards including climate-related risks) of the strategic framework for conservation, protection, and rehabilitation of the environment and natural resources. The TA has robust linkage to the ADB Country Partnership Strategy 2011-2016 and its thematic paper on climate change and disaster risk reduction and management (DRRM), which recognizes the need to increase the resilience to climate change and natural disasters while harnessing opportunities for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation. In addition to contributing to the objective of strengthening the institutional capacity, the TA closely aligns with ADB s Strategy 2020, Southeast Asia Department s climate change implementation plan, ADB s Water for All policy, ADB s Water Operational Plan 2011-2020, and various sector assessments, strategies, and road maps in terms of increasing resilience to climate stresses (agriculture and natural resources sector), promoting use of renewable energy (energy sector), and enhancing water sanitation through effective waste management (urban development sector). The TA builds on vulnerability assessment methodologies developed under ADB-funded regional TA on adaptation and DRRM projects undertaken in Manila and other areas. It will promote synergies with ADB lending programs such as the Integrated Natural Resources and Environmental Management project and benefit from other climate change projects funded by the German Agency for International Cooperation, the Global Green Growth Institute, the Australian Agency for International Development, the United States Agency for International Development and the United Nations Development Program in terms of exchange of relevant datasets and information on good practices for green growth and climate resilience.|
|Enhanced climate resilience and green growth in critical watersheds|
|Description of Outcome
Improved ability of LGUs and other stakeholders to mainstream climate resilient and green growth options into development programs, plans and policies
|Progress Towards Outcome
|Description of Project Outputs
GHG inventory and assessment of vulnerabilities to climate change at LGU level Gender-responsive priority measures for adaptation and GHG mitigation for each LGU Selection of pilot areas and demonstration of priority climate change actions Climate change knowledge products to enhance technical capacity
|Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
The selection of consultants is ongoing. Fielding of consultants is expected in April 2014.
|Status of Development Objectives
|Date of First Listing||2013 Feb 22|
The TA will be implemented over 30 months from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2016. and will require an estimated 14 person-months of international and 200 person-months of national consultant inputs, to be engaged through a consulting firm in accordance with ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement and disbursement will be done in accordance with ADB s Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time) and ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
|Procurement and Consulting Notices
|Concept Clearance||01 Mar 2013|
|Management Review Meeting||–|
|Approval||25 Oct 2013|
|Last Review Mission||–|
|Technical Assistance 8493||25 Oct 2013||23 Jan 2014||23 Jan 2014||15 Jul 2016||31 Oct 2016||–|
|Date||Approval Number||ADB (US$ thousand)||Others (US$ thousand)||Net Percentage|
|Cumulative Contract Awards|
|Approval Number||Approved Amount||Revised Amount||Total Commitment||Uncommitted Balance||Total Disbursement||Undisbursed Balance|
|Technical Assistance 8493||1,750||1,750||1,699||51||119||1,631|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Ancha Srinivasan (email@example.com)|
|Responsible ADB Department||Southeast Asia Department|
|Responsible ADB Divisions||Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, SERD|
|List of Project Documents||http://www.adb.org/projects/46441-001/documents|