Regional: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in the Asia and Pacific Region (Subproject 5)

Sovereign Project | 45105-003

Summary

In Asian cities, rapid urbanization and the rising incomes are leading to a doubling of the motor fleet every 5-7 years. The uncontrolled growth in motorized traffic is resulting in a rapid growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Transport presently contributes a quarter of the world's energy-related CO2 emissions and this share is expected to grow. The developing member countries (DMCs) across the region are currently developing strategies to address the sector's emissions. However, these are in their early stages. Hence, there is a growing and urgent need for ADB to increase support for sustainable low carbon transport in Asian cities and countries.

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Project Name Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in the Asia and Pacific Region (Subproject 5)
Project Number 45105-003
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8189-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in Asia and the Pacific Region (Subproject 5)
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.90 million
TA 8189-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in the Asia and Pacific Region (Subproject 5) (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 400,000.00
TA 8189-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in the Asia and Pacific Region (Subproject 5) 2nd Supplementary
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 500,000.00
TA 8189-REG: Implementation of Sustainable Transport in Asia and the Pacific - New Approaches to Implement Sustainable Low Carbon Transport in the Asia and Pacific Region (Subproject 5)
Nordic Development Fund US$ 621,900.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Knowledge solutions
Partnerships
Sector / Subsector

Transport - Multimodal logistics - Transport policies and institutional development - Urban public transport - Urban roads and traffic management

Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Some gender elements
Description

In Asian cities, rapid urbanization and the rising incomes are leading to a doubling of the motor fleet every 5-7 years. The uncontrolled growth in motorized traffic is resulting in a rapid growth in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. Transport presently contributes a quarter of the world's energy-related CO2 emissions and this share is expected to grow. The developing member countries (DMCs) across the region are currently developing strategies to address the sector's emissions. However, these are in their early stages. Hence, there is a growing and urgent need for ADB to increase support for sustainable low carbon transport in Asian cities and countries.

The impact of this subproject is improved sustainable low carbon transport systems in DMCs. The key outcome of the project is the improved knowledge and capacity of relevant government agencies in the DMCs to develop and implement low carbon transport systems in urban transport, railways, inland waterways and freight and logistics, and to mobilize carbon finance for such projects.

Subsectors to be covered include urban transport (including transportation demand management, public transport as well as nonmotorized transport), intercity railways, inland waterways and green freight and logistics. These collectively cover the core priority areas of STI-OP. Geographically, the subproject will aim to cover every region of Asia and the Pacific, by working closely with operational departments to identify key countries and cities where firm opportunities for interventions are existent.

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The TA will help promote modes of transport which have low CO2 emissions and local emissions, by conceptualizing and developing opportunities for future investments and policy interventions. The growing CO2 emissions from transport in Asia as well as the local air pollution in Asian cities are serious development issues which can be tackled through the development of low carbon modes of transport which will shift people away from the polluting modes to cleaner forms of transport.

The subproject follows the regional TA on Implementation of Asian City Transport (TA 7243), which supported policy and pilot project development for selected cities (Kathmandu, Vientiane and Davao) and knowledge development and dissemination for promotion of sustainable, low carbon transport in DMCs. This subproject will expand the coverage, both in terms of subsectors as well as geography, to further scale up the implementation of sustainable low carbon transport.

Low carbon transport projects and policies typically require specific expertise and additional resources as they tend to be more complex, lacking in knowledge/capacity and therefore, higher in terms of risk. This subproject is designed to overcome such risks and scale up the implementation of low carbon transport projects and policies by (i) strengthening capacity of transport institutions and agencies, (ii) undertaking feasibility studies for low carbon transport projects, and (iii) exploring carbon financing and other forms of innovative funding opportunities to support DMCs.

Impact Improved sustainable low carbon transport systems in DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome Improved knowledge and capacity of DMCs to develop and implement low carbon transport systems, including in urban transport, railways, inland waterways and freight and logistics, and to mobilize carbon finance for such projects
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

Recommendations for improvements to national and local policies based on review of existing low carbon transport policies

Workshops and training sessions for capacity building of national and local governments and line

agencies

Conceptual project and program plans for developing low carbon transport in each participating city and country

Greater contribution of carbon finance in financing climate change mitigation transport projects

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The subproject will require 94 person-months of consulting services (13 international consultants in sum of 39 person-months and 9 national consultants in sum of 55 person-months) spread over a period of 15 months. The consultants will be hired either through firms or as individuals. It is preferred to recruit firms based on the quality- and cost-based selection process (with a quality-cost ratio of 80:20) and simplified technical proposals. All consultants will be engaged by ADB in accordance with its Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2010, as amended from time to time). Resource persons will also be recruited through the subproject.
Procurement All procurement of goods and other services under the subproject will be done in accordance with ADB's Procurement Guidelines (April 2010, as amended from time to time). Procurement will be done by consulting firms as part of their responsibility as described in the consulting service contract. Upon completion of the subproject, any equipment, software or data procured by the consultants under the subproject will be turned over to ADB. Disbursements under the subproject will be done in accordance with ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (May 2010, as amended from time to time).
Responsible ADB Officer Nana S R H Soetantri
Responsible ADB Department SDCC
Responsible ADB Division SDAS
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 12 Aug 2011
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 12 Oct 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 10 Oct 2011

TA 8189-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
12 Oct 2012 - 12 Oct 2012 31 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,800,000.00 621,900.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 3,421,900.00 12 Oct 2012 1,575,902.90

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