Regional: Action on Climate Change in South Asia

Sovereign Project | 46470-001

Summary

The TA aims to furhter enhance the capacity of SARD DMCs in managing the impacts of climate change by effectively transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient development path. This will be acheivied through the following TA outputs: 1) strengthening screening of investment projects against cliamte risks, and 2) strengthening the DMCs capacity to develop or implement climate change strategies and action plans.

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Action on Climate Change in South Asia Dec 2013

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Project Name Action on Climate Change in South Asia
Project Number 46470-001
Country Regional
Project Status Approved
Project Type / Modality of Assistance Technical Assistance
Source of Funding / Amount
TA 8572-REG: Action on Climate Change in South Asia
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 1.33 million
TA 8572-REG: Action on Climate Change in South Asia (Supplementary)
Technical Assistance Special Fund US$ 750,000.00
Strategic Agendas Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
Regional integration
Drivers of Change Governance and capacity development
Sector / Subsector Agriculture, natural resources and rural development - Irrigation - Rural flood protection
Energy - Energy efficiency and conservation - Large hydropower generation - Renewable energy generation - solar
Transport - Rail transport (non-urban) - Road transport (non-urban) - Urban public transport
Water and other urban infrastructure and services - Urban flood protection - Urban water supply
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming No gender elements
Description The TA aims to furhter enhance the capacity of SARD DMCs in managing the impacts of climate change by effectively transitioning to a low-carbon and climate resilient development path. This will be acheivied through the following TA outputs: 1) strengthening screening of investment projects against cliamte risks, and 2) strengthening the DMCs capacity to develop or implement climate change strategies and action plans.
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy South Asia is projected to experience extreme weather conditions, and change in the frequency and intensity of natural hazards as a result of climate change. Economic losses due to these changes are expected to be significant, rendering growth targets hard to achieve. Although a significant number of initiatives, both government-led and coming from international development asistance are being implemented, recent experiences from climate-induced disasters shows that more support is needed, especially by poor and developing countries, to cope with the impacts of climate change.
Impact Successful transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient development path by South Asia DMCs
Project Outcome
Description of Outcome South Asia DMCs have increased investment and institutional capacity to manage the impacts of climate change
Progress Toward Outcome
Implementation Progress
Description of Project Outputs

1. Screening of investment projects against climate risks strengthened.

2. Capacity of DMCs in developing and/or implementing climate change strategies and action plans strengthened

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

Output 1: Recruited two international and one national consultant. Continuous screening of 2014 pipeline projects. Purchase of equipment is on-going.

Output 2: Consultation meetings with DMC focal points have been conducted in each country. Regional Workshop has been conducted in ADB HQ on 10-12 September 2014.

Geographical Location
Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects
Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples
Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation
During Project Design

SARD conducted extensive dialogue with Governments, NGOs, civil society and private sector organizations during the implementation of a number of country-specific and regional TAs in recent years. These include consultations and workshops under PPCR program in Nepal and Bangladesh and RECCSA studies in all six South Asia DMCs.

Under the RECCSA II (R-PATA 7423), SARD organized national consultations on the economic impacts of climate change in all six South Asia DMCs during May-September 2012. The consultations highlighted the need for continued ADB assistance in climate change knowledge generation, capacity development and sector assessments. Most recently, BRM organized a roundtable consultation on Climate Resilient and Low Carbon Development. The meeting also discussed support for technology transfer and adoption in key sectors to mainstream climate change into development.

The appropriate Government Ministries of Bangladesh and Nepal were consulted in the conduct of the RETA preparation, specifically in beefing up the programmed projects and the capacity mapping that will determine appropriate interventions.

During Project Implementation

Establishment of the Mitigation Screening framework was started and a report was circulated for peer review. This is intended to assist project officers to comply with the requirements for identifying GHG emission reduction targets, and the estimated mitigation finance associated with the project.

The training needs assessment (TNA) was started for two countries, namely BAN and SRI. This will be the basis for the capacity development activities designed for 2015.

Business Opportunities
Consulting Services The TA will be implemented for 36 months tentatively from January 2014 to December 2016. It will require approximately 36 person-months of international and 42 person-months of national consulting services in the areas of climate change (i) adaptation and impact assessment, (ii) risk assessment and screening, (iii) mitigation, (iv) knowledge development and management, (v) sector planning and investment, (vi) institutional capacity development and training, and other sector specialists depending on the nature of projects in the pipeline. Consultants will be engaged on an individual basis and/or through a firm. The institutional capacity development and training specialists will be recruited through a firm using quality- and cost-based selection with a quality-cost ratio of 90:10. Consultant selection will be done according to ADB's Guidelines on the Use of Consultants (2013, as amended from time to time). Disbursements will conform to ADB's Technical Assistance Disbursement Handbook (2010, as amended from time to time).
Procurement All equipment will be procured according to ADB's Procurement Guidelines (2013, as amended from time to time) and turned over to ADB upon TA completion.
Responsible ADB Officer Liping Zheng
Responsible ADB Department South Asia Department
Responsible ADB Division Office of the Director General, SARD
Executing Agencies
Asian Development Bank6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong
Metro Manila, Philippines
P.O. Box 789, 1099 Manila,
Philippines
Timetable
Concept Clearance 28 May 2013
Fact Finding -
MRM -
Approval 13 Dec 2013
Last Review Mission -
Last PDS Update 16 Feb 2015

TA 8572-REG

Milestones
Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
13 Dec 2013 - 13 Dec 2013 31 Dec 2016 - -
Financing Plan/TA Utilization Cumulative Disbursements
ADB Cofinancing Counterpart Total Date Amount
Gov Beneficiaries Project Sponsor Others
2,075,000.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 2,075,000.00 13 Dec 2013 506,644.94
Title Document Type Document Date
Action on Climate Change in South Asia Technical Assistance Reports Dec 2013

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