Regional: Strengthening Carbon Financing for Regional Grassland Management in Northeast Asia

Sovereign Project | 39369-012

Summary

The main objective of the project is to help reduce the damage and adverse public health consequences that DSS has imposed on millions of people, particularly, the poor in Northeast Asia. The scope of the TA includes: to develop regional cooperation and coordination mechanism to coordinate the design and operation of the regional network, to provide training for network technicians and operators in PRC and Mongolia, and to provide support for technical upgrading at the designated network stations in PRC and Mongolia.

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Project Name Strengthening Carbon Financing for Regional Grassland Management in Northeast Asia
Project Number 39369-012
Country Regional
Project Status Closed
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 7534-REG: Strengthening Carbon Financing for Regional Grassland Management in Northeast Asia
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund US$ 1.00 million
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development - Land-based natural resources management - Livestock
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The main objective of the project is to help reduce the damage and adverse public health consequences that DSS has imposed on millions of people, particularly, the poor in Northeast Asia. The scope of the TA includes: to develop regional cooperation and coordination mechanism to coordinate the design and operation of the regional network, to provide training for network technicians and operators in PRC and Mongolia, and to provide support for technical upgrading at the designated network stations in PRC and Mongolia.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy Promoting regional cooperation is one strategic thrust of ADB Country Strategy and Program for both PRC and Mongolia, as well as the Regional Strategy and Program for Central Asia Republics, PRC and Mongolia.
Impact Reduced occurrence of dust and sandstorms in Northeast Asia
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Strengthened capacity of the governments of the PRC and Mongolia to support communities in accessing carbon financing
Progress Toward Outcome The TA has produced three sets of knowledge products (KPs): (KP1) an edited set of reports regarding sustainable grassland management in Mongolia, adaptation, payments for environmental services, and Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMA); (KP2) an edited set of reports regarding specific aspects of carbon finance in PRC, including incentives, mitigation, and carbon markets; and (KP3) a policy brief for Mongolia (and the PRC. Seven KPs have been published in English and translated into either Mongolian or Chinese as appropriate and are posted on the ADB website.
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Review of financing mechanisms for sustainable grassland management

2. Field assessments on carbon sequestration potential and monitoring of grasslands

3. Heightened awareness of carbon financing opportunities for sustainable grassland management

4. Development of terrestrial carbon financing opportunities for Northeast Asia

5. Project management and support

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)

All Technical Activities Completed in June 2013, including reviewing financing mechanisms, carbon sequestration potential assessment and grassland monitoring, increased carbon finance awareness, and identification and draft proposals for carbon financing projects developed.

Final report was completed.

All KPs were published between May to June 2014.

Geographical Location PRC and Mongolia
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design The master plan has been carried out through participatory consultation with stakeholders in PRC, Republic of Korea, Japan and Mongolia.
During Project Implementation Workshops were held with stakeholders in Mongolia and the PRC.
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services 1. A team of consultants for the activities in Mongolia has been recruited. Selected international and national individual consultants for the activiitiues in the PRC will still be engaged.
Responsible ADB Officer Carey Yeager
Responsible ADB Department East Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Environment, Natural Resources & Agriculture Division, EARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 01 Oct 2009
Fact Finding 27 Jan 2010 to 05 Feb 2010
MRM -
Approval 17 May 2010
Last Review Mission -
PDS Creation Date 28 Feb 2006
Last PDS Update 23 Sep 2014

TA 7534-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
17 May 2010 - 17 May 2010 30 Jun 2012 30 Jun 2014 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,000,000.00 0.00 400,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 1,400,000.00 17 May 2010 1,083,972.84

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