Regional: Demonstration of An Assisted Broker Model for Transfer of Low Carbon Technologies to Asia and the Pacific (Subproject 2)

Sovereign Project | 45134-005

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This subproject will address the lack of a well-informed market for technology transfer transactions and demonstrate an assisted broker model for transfer of low carbon technologies. This model will operate as a marketplace or matchmaking mechanism. It will work to bring together willing low-carbon technology providers and recipients and help facilitate technology transfer. It will lead the way toward the estaclishment of a full-fledged business for the transfer of low-carbon technologies in Asia and the Pacific that can be replicated in other regions.

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Project Name Demonstration of An Assisted Broker Model for Transfer of Low Carbon Technologies to Asia and the Pacific (Subproject 2)
Project Number 45134-005
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8105-REG: Demonstration of An Assisted Broker Model for Transfer of Low Carbon Technologies to Asia and the Pacific
Clean Energy Facility - Asian Clean Energy Fund US$ 2.00 million
Climate Change Fund US$ 1.90 million
ATF - Belgium TA Grants US$ 200,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Drivers of Change Private sector development
Sector / Subsector Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation
Industry and trade - Industry and trade sector development
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban solid waste management
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming
Description This subproject will address the lack of a well-informed market for technology transfer transactions and demonstrate an assisted broker model for transfer of low carbon technologies. This model will operate as a marketplace or matchmaking mechanism. It will work to bring together willing low-carbon technology providers and recipients and help facilitate technology transfer. It will lead the way toward the estaclishment of a full-fledged business for the transfer of low-carbon technologies in Asia and the Pacific that can be replicated in other regions.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

This subproject is the follow-on activity of the previous small scale regional PPTA on "Establishment of a Marketplace for Transfer of Low Carbon Technologies in Asia and the Pacific approved on 29 June 2009. The main conclusion of the study is that a marketplace--designed as an assisted broker model--is feasible and advisable.

The accelerated adoption of LCTs is critical to greenhouse gas abatement: investment decisions taken in Asia over the next 4-5 years will determine whether Asia can get onto an emissions path over the subsequent 20 years that will contain temperature rises to 2 degree Celsius (the agreed upon goal in the Copenhagen Accord). The potential impact on GHG from accelerating transfer is not trivial. It is estimated in the base case, with a one-year acceleration of LCTs by 2020 and 4-year acceleration by 2030, 75 million tons (Mt) of cumulative abatement by 2020, growing to 1,300 Mt by 2030 in DMCs. New technologies need to be made available quickly to these investors therefore, if there is to be chance that they deply LCTs rather than traditional, higher polluting technologies. This assisted broker model is meant to help transfer and accelerate the dissemination of such LCTs.

Impact Accelerated diffusion of LCTs in Asia and the Pacific
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome The successful demonstration of the assisted broker model for transfer of LCTs with clear way forward to the establishment of a full-fledged business for the transfer of LCTs in Asia and the Pacific that can also be replicated in other regions.
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

The transfer of high-impact LCTs in a period of 24 months

The necessary operational documentation for a full-fledged business based on the assisted broker model.

1. The transfer of high-impact LCTs in a period of 18 months.

2. The necessary operational documentation for a full-fledged business based on the assisted broker model.

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 the feasibility study preparation stage, the study team conducted interviews with executives of more than 25 different companies -- which include a number of small clean technology companies, large multinational companies, and Asian manufacturers -- and with executives of 3 of the current leading IP marketplace operators. Survey and interview results revealed that there is indeed a significant interest in participating in such an effort. The study (feasibility) report was also shared with two senior officials (from the US Department of Energy and Japan's Ministry of Environment), and in international events, including the Asia Clean Energy Forum, low-carbon technology platform experts' meeting organized by the IEA, etc., and received positive response.
During Project Implementation
Business Opportunities
Consulting Services

250 person-months of international consultant inputs are estimated for the Project. Consulting services will be organized into three separate parts:

Part A - Consultants for the design of the demonstration phase (41 person-months)

Part B - Consultants for the demonstration phase (143 person-months)

Part C - Implementation consultants to provide oversight during the design and implementation phases (66 person-months)

Responsible ADB Officer Jiwan S. Acharya
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 -
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 15 Jun 2012
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 12 Jul 2012

TA 8105-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
15 Jun 2012 - 15 Jun 2012 31 Jul 2014 31 Dec 2016 -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
1,900,000.00 2,200,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 4,100,000.00 15 Jun 2012 1,203,705.52

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